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2013 Lethbridge Nebbiolo

Region:Geelong , VIC

Style:Medium Bodied

Producer:Lethbridge

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Ray Nadeson’s first chance to make Australian Nebbiolo could not have turned out better.


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$39.00

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About

What birthday present do you get the man that has everything? The answer for Maree Collis when looking for her husband Ray was two tonnes of premium Nebbiolo grapes from one of the country’s most famous vineyards, the Malakoff vineyard in the Pyrenees.

This would be Ray’s first attempt at Nebbiolo but as Maree explained, his prowess with Pinot Noir stood him in good stead to tackle this formidable variety.

“A great Nebbiolo rivals Pinot Noir in its elusiveness and Ray loves nothing more than a challenge.”

Ray’s approach to his first Nebbiolo was a traditional one. The wine spent 100 days on skins, was gently pressed by hand in the old basket press at the Lethbridge winery in Geelong and spent 18 months in large format oak prior to release.

For fans of Nebbiolo, this is a must try. The simplicity and precision of Ray’s winemaking gives this beautiful vineyard the chance to sing and every note it hits is pitch perfect.

What It Tastes Like

Deep folds of flavour in a fine delicate box. The almost transparent colour belies the depth of concentration here. It is a Neb for Neb lovers and newcomers alike. Raspberry, red licorice, and sheets of fine yet perfectly articulated tannins. Sweeps along at a graceful tempo. One ball bowled. One six hit.

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Lethbridge owner/winemakers Ray Nadeson & Maree Collis