Little Reddie Colbinabbin Nebbiolo & Refosco 2019
'Colbinabbin in its youth — yum yum! Drink something local and light and delicious that's not going to burn a hole in your pocket. This is Nebbiolo and Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso from the Willoughby Bridge and Chalmers vineyards respectively. These sites sit either side of Heathcote-Rochester Rd just north of the town of Colbinabbin. Chalmers’ vines are higher up on the hill with more intense red soils, whereas the Willoughby Bridge vineyard runs further down towards the plains. Most of the Nebbiolo comes from Blocks A and C which are more recent graftings, on more intensely iron-rich soils.
The pressings from an early Nebbiolo pick — full of phenolics and flavour — were fermented in barrique while de-stemmed Nebbiolo and Refosco were fermented individually in stainless. Each pick brings different elements to the assemblage to make a wine of place. The wine spent a couple of months coming together in stainless steel prior to bottle.'
- Little Reddie