2017 Fetherston Estate Nebbiolo

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If you're a Nebbiolo fan and looking for good local examples, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better-priced quality example in Australia.
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Fetherston is a relatively young venture operating out of the Yarra Valley.

Winemakers Chris Lawrence and Camille Koll are making some very high quality wines from the Yarra and broarder Victoria. Excellent value, classy packaging, rock-solid winemaking. These cats are doing it right.

They love Nebbiolo and like so many of the younger generation producers in Victoria, have made the pilgrimage to the Malakoff vineyard in the Pyrenees in search of fruit.

They have delivered a spot-on example of contemporary Australian Nebbiolo. It shows lovely, bright, rosy perfume, vibrant red fruit characters and plenty of the structure that you want out of the variety. Pound for pound, it's one of the best value Nebbiolos in the country right now.

VINEYARD: Malakoff, Landsborough (Pyrenees) Victoria

WINEMAKING: Crafted from a single parcel of premium Nebbiolo from the acclaimed
Malakoff Estate vineyard. Hand-picked in mid April, the fruit was separated into two ferments - one being destemmed whole berries (65%) and the other consisting of 100% whole bunches (35%). After undergoing spontaneous fermentation, the whole berries were left on skins for an additional 130 days to allow optimum tannin integration. The wine was matured in a mixture of new (17%) and seasoned French oak barriques for 12 months before bottling.

TASTING NOTE: Garnet in colour, this wine delivers aromas of macerated cherries, raspberry, antique leather, aniseed and lifted floral notes. The palate offers sour cherry, rose hip, rosemary and hints of liquorice finishing with assertive yet fine, silky tannins.

94 Points - "From the Malakoff Vineyard,150 days on skins, aged in 100% French oak, 17% new. Noticeably pale in colour which is no surprise. A fragrant, aromatic bouquet showing floral perfume, anise like herbs and red-berried fruit. It's quite light-bodied, barely medium really, but the delicacy and gentle persistence win you over. Drink now or cellar?." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

94 Points - "Pale coloured garnet thing in glass. Transparent and yet tense, red cherry, rose hip tea, faint malt and pulverised rock characters. A swish of firming tannins, all stony and drying too, but finishes blood orange mouth-watering and pretty in a way. Very fresh, poised and pure, very long and fine, very good wine here. Very." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Chris K.
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    2 years ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Fantastic nebbiolo

    This is my favourite nebbiolo in Australia.

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    Marija J.
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    2 years ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    My absolute favourite!

    Light and fruity yet so complex. It's a must try, if you can get your hands on it, it sells pretty quickly

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