2016 Out of Step Malakoff Nebbiolo

Pyrenees, VIC

Always one of the best value Aussie Nebbs around and the 2016 is no exception. Varietal and delicious!


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About The Wine

David Chatfield has hardly put a foot wrong with his Out of Step wines and this 2016 Nebbiolo is another home run for the Yarra-based up-and-comer.

His philosophy revolves around sourcing fruit from some of Victoria's most prized vineyards, and when it comes to Nebbiolo, the Malakoff vineyard in the Pyrenees is as prized as it gets.

It has great approachability as far as Nebb goes - it's not overly astringent, but full of beautifully concentrated fruit without losing any varietal character.

Campbell Mattinson described this vintage as "a very good wine." Great value to be had here for the Nebb-heads out there.

About Out Of Step

Dave Chatfield is the man behind the Out Of Step project.

After working vineyards in the Yarra Valley for years, Dave decided it was time to start his own thing.

The philosophy behind his wines: “To be great it must be real, expressive & honest.”

The wines are made with very little tinkering in the winery, allowing the great vineyards he sources fruit from to shine.

Based in the Yarra Valley, but sourcing fruit from various parts of Victoria, Out Of Step is forging a reputation for serious, eye-catching wines at a great price.

Dave Chatfield
Dave Chatfield
Yarra Valley, VIC

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Flavour profile here is excellent. The fruit is ripe and licoricey, there are herbal notes but they come tempered by dark chocolate, there’s a subtle maltiness and then there’s redcurrant charging through. Tannin is firm without getting in the way. Acid is cleansing and nothing more. I thought there was a subtle spritz at first but it dissipated. There’s a juicy fruit sweetness here but then there’s also a whole lot other besides. It’s a very good wine." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

2016 was a hot & early year. But switched on growers, like the John family who own Malakoff Estate, delivered high quality grapes. The resultant wine shows some elements of the season in that the fruit is quite forward & bright, but there’s plenty of nebbiolo’s defining savouriness……& of course tannin. It is also still just a pup, as they say………

Malakoff is one of those places where, to me, it looks like it would be a bugger to do anything but grow grapes. Hard red ferrous clay soils with heavy deposits of ironstone & quartz interspersed throughout. Combined with warm & dry conditions through the growing season (though with cooler nights) it presents a myriad of challenges. But it also produces fruit of great intensity, predominantly shiraz & nebbiolo, now widely sought after by producers in the know.

Blend : Nebbiolo (100%)
ABV : 14.9%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 215 dozen


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