NGERINGA Nebbiolo 2010
Available to SOLSTICE members only
Only our second release, this lightly coloured Nebbiolo is made purely of the Rosé clone. A sweet, earthy nose of just-ripe strawberries with a resinous complexity. On the palate, savoury and spicy flavours of sour cherry and aniseed. Layered, textured tannins with the softness and finesse that comes of using a Rosé clone.
2010 growing season was a kinder one than previous with a wet, cool spring
following a mild winter of average rainfall. A cool start to September however
halted voracious growth and delayed budburst of the Rhone varietals. A thick harvest of hay was cut in early
November thanks to the good spring rains. The onset of summer brought with it
the usual heat spikes with the last this year being early February. The few
weeks leading in to harvest were ideal, warm even days with cool nights typical
of the Mt Barker Summit. The fruit ripened steadily and easily, and harvest
began the last week of February. Of note for us was the absence of LBAM or weevil
damage. The fruit across the vineyard was in excellent condition and was
generous in quantity. It was a year for wines of gentle fragrance, politely
spoken flavours and defined structure.
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