Ravensworth Hilltops Nebbiolo 2019
Hilltops fruit here, off 10- to 25-year-old vines on duplex soils with decomposed granite and red loamy clay. Whole berries were fermented in 1000L oak vats, and then left on skins for six months post-ferment. Maturation was in 2000L Stockinger foudre. Bottled unfiltered
Distinctly floral, layered with red fruit and a slight gamey twist. Quite rich palate with a long, fine tannic finish. Early days yet as these wines tend to show themselves over a long time.
Are you kidding, Nebb’s are like food mecca for dishes involving game and savoury, umami rich food. Slow cooked hare, truffle infused pasta, roasted cauliflower with a black garlic sauce. Wild mushroom risotto with a splash of the wine in the rice. Think rustic, full flavoured gamey dishes and partner up with a Nebb.
Long term, 10 years plus
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