Out Of Step Nebbiolo 2015
The fruit is sourced from the Malakoff Estate vineyard in the Victorian Pyrenees. Planted in 2000. The vineyard is North East and North South facing at about 300m above sea level on a mix of red clay, quartz and ironstone.
Hand picked, destemmed to open fermenters & wild yeast fermented. Gently plunged daily, pressed after 18 days, barreled down for a couple of weeks then racked & blended before maturing for around 11 months in old hogs heads. Racked again, settled (but not filtered or fined) before being bottled.
It's beautifully perfumed with aromas of tobacco, leather, dark chocolate, orange rind and roasted nuts. The fruit is balanced and seamless with enough freshness and fruit for drinking now and enough structure for cellaring. Only 215 cases made.