2008 Morello Nebbiolo
Colour is mid red with a brick hue. The nose is lifted with complex characters of dampened earth, soy, some orals, dried herbs and a hint of vegemite. The palate is medium bodied and in the savoury spectrum with hints of sour cherry, sweet spices and dried herbs. There is good balanced acidity as Italian style wines should have, which combine with the savoury fruit to give a rich mouthfeel. The wines finishes with chalky tannins and fruit.
Grapes picked at optimum ripeness from our St Kitts Vineyard, in a few different batches. The grapes are then crushed, de-stemmed and fermented in small open fermenters using natural yeast. Some parcels are left on skins for up to three weeks, other parcels are pressed when dryness is reached.
Matured in old hogheads for 24 months. The wine is then racked out of barrel and the wine is bottled unfiltered.
The 2008 vintage saw ideal, warm and dry growing conditions. These weather conditions resulted in fruit ripening to ideal levels and without disease pressure. The red wines from the 2008 vintage all display luscious fruit and soft approachable tannins, making them great for drinking now or mid-term cellaring propositions.
James Halliday Wine Companion 2012
Winestate Annual 2012
Beautiful wine smelling of blackcurrants, and a big, juicy, savoury palate with a lovely core of fruit and good level of tannins. Built to last.
Winestate 'Italian and Spanish Tasting' March / April 2011
4* - Equal Top in Category
Tim White - Weekend Australian Financial Review, 27 November 2010
Thorn-Clarke in the Barossa Valley is knocking out some seriously moreish Nebbiolo under its Morello label, and can be found for $20.
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