Born & Raised Wines Nebbiolo 2013

Nebbiolo 2013 – Heathcote Victoria


If you love good Pinot Noir, you’ll enjoy this.  Nebbiolo could be Pinot’s bigger, sometimes more brutish sibling.  It’s Pinot with, well balls.

This our second release Heathcote Nebbiolo is light in style yet retains the hallmarks of Nebbiolo, firm fine tannins, high acidity with a dark core of inky black fruits and tar leading to the morello cherry, violet, and rose like perfume.

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Hailing from the hallowed area of North East Italy, Nebbiolo is responsible for the some of Italy’s most expensive and well known wines. Nebbiolo is a unique wine that reflects the site on which it was grown and Heathcote with its rich volcanic red soils and warm dry climate produce a unique richly perfumed Nebbiolo wine.

The 2013 release is a Cuvee from two sites in Heathcote approx. 6km apart. A 50/50 cuvee from the Willoughby Bridge and the Camelback vineyards this was wild fermented in open top fermenters, gently plunged and left on skins between 55 and 65 days. The use of 3 to 5 year old oak for 14 months ensures no additional oak tannins.  The tannins are firmer than 2012 and it is already drinking well however it will only get better over the next 5 years.  As such we highly recommend decanting, Nebbiolo loves a bit of air.

Additional Information

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Handpicked 28th March. Sugar: 13.3 Be, PH: 3.48 pH, Total Acidity: 6.0 TA, Winemaking: Open fermenter, 51 days on skins, 6 day cold soak, natural ferment. Oak: 3 to 4 year old French 18 months