Dante’s Nebbiolo Single Vineyard
Variety: Pyrenees “Malakoff Vineyard” Nebbiolo
Vineyard: Single vineyard located outside of Landsborough, Southern Pyrenees. Vineyard was planted in 2000 to Nebbiolo. The region is renowned for longer and warmer ripening periods during autumn compared to other cool climate regions which presents ideal conditions for Mediterranean varieties.
Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Soil Composition: Rich red ferrous clay base soil, quartz and ironstone throughout.
Training System: Vertical Shoot Position(VSP)
Winemaking: Hand harvested, de-stemmed and transferred into open 1 tonne fermentation pots. Juice was inoculated with a suitable yeast culture, the cap was hand plunged twice daily, with a total maceration time (on skins) of 180+ days!!
Maturation: In 300 and 500 Litre French Oak Barrels, 10% new (in order not to over oak the delicate Nebbiolo aromas) for a period of 22 months.
Tasting Notes: Low yields & astute viticulture combined with Nebbiolo’s late ripening make for grapes of wonderful balance, retaining acidity whilst still achieving sugar & flavour ripeness. The wine displays aromas of rose petals, tobacco and leather, light to medium body complimented by fine grained tannins. Very approachable in its youth.