The king of grapes in the Piedmonte region of north-west Italy. This is all tarry florals and spice, sweet red-fruits and firm, yet fine tannins. Seductive and sensual – it really is very, very moreish. Best with food.
The greatest grape? Some say so, especially the Italians from north-west Italy (Piedmonte to be precise).
Bright ruby/cherry red colour. Spice and florals – violets, sweet/savoury herbs – lead to earth, game and some truffle. Also shows tarry blackberry and redfruits cherry and rhubarb, licorice and a slight smoky hint.
The palate is medium-bodied, warm and generous. Spicy redfruits abound – cherry, rhubarb, some prune and blackcurrant. Eastern spices of clove and cardamom round it out. These crunchy fruit flavours and textures lead to the classic crunchy acid/tannin flesh‐out on the back palate. An Italian classic wine style, firmly structured, yet approachable in its youth. Best enjoyed with food.
20% whole bunch ferment, on skins for 24 days. Matured in aged French oak for 18 months, unfined & unfiltered. Only 75 dozen made from a single vineyard site near Yallingup.