Region: Heathcote, VIC
Variety: Nebbiolo, Refosco
The sixth release of NEW! Red. I think the 2020 vintage is the most delicious and highest quality release yet. Nebbiolo and Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso from Willoughby Bridge and Chalmers vineyards respectively. NEW! benefits from the beautiful freshness of the vintage (near perfect flavour ripeness) and the method of blending early and late picks together has allowed a phenolically ripe and satisfying wine to land spot on 13.5% with beautiful acidity and balance of flavours. Lovely blackberry and strawberry sit either side of super juby raspberry aromas, picture some curb side rosemary and that lovely rusty red Colbinabbin spice on top. Actually smells like tar and wisteria. Nimble wine on the palate. Lovely zingy acid and young tannin push forward initially, with dark purple fruit folding across the palate - woody tannin just behind. Salivating finish screams for fat and salt - or another sip.