2017 Tonic Wines Nebbiolo

Adelaide Hills, SA

Micro-batch of delicious Nebbiolo. Act quick, this will not last long!


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About The Wine

The Tonic wines are always in hot demand. Given the quality, the scarcity and the individuality of the whole package, it's no wonder.

Their third release of Nebbiolo is a stunner. The Bowe-Lees vineyard in the Adelaide Hills is one of the country's premiere sources for this much-loved variety, Dan and Glenn were lucky enough to get their hands on a tiny parcel once again in 2017.

This Nebbiolo spent 93 days on skins, before being aged in old oak and sent to bottle without fining or filtering.

It's Nebbiolo with no strings attached, just pure thirst-slaking exuberance oozing from every crevice.  With only 50 dozen in existence, the Tonic Nebbiolo will not last long.

About Tonic Wines

Tonic Wines has only been around for a short time but the wines have caused quite a stir.

These are small batch, handmade, minimalist South Australian wines with an aim to source high-quality parcels of fruit, picked early to capture freshness and vitality.

Tonic declares "We don’t really believe in boring wine", and with the remarkable Rosé, Chardonnay, Grenache, Mataro and Nebbiolo released thus far, there are no signs of boring here.

These wines are produced in painfully small amounts, sometimes as little as 50 dozen per wine. If you are curious about this winery with mystique, you'll have to act quickly to try their delicious wares.

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DDS review

Open red fruit, strawberry, lushness and a kiss of musk and turkish delight. Great approachability for a young Nebbiolo, the fruit feels bright and friendly. Sweet red fruits and a trimming of black licorice fill the mouth over a bed of super fine tannin. Pretty and generous is the theme. Delicious. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

VINEYARD: Bowe Lees Vineyard, Woodside, Adelaide Hills. 11&16 year old vines, 5 different clones.

PICKING DATE: 5 April 2017

WINEMAKING: In a cool year like 2017 we had to again hold our nerve in the vineyard. We picked a tonne and de-stemmed and crushed all the fruit before leaving it to ferment wild and rest on its skins in an open fermenter for 93 days. Then into old French oak barrels for a rest. Barrels were regularly topped up but apart from that it wasn’t touched. After about 18 total months in barrel we bottled it without fining or filtration. We’re still learning about the variety and how it behaves in this vineyard, in this type of season, and in the winery.

Blend : Nebbiolo (100%)
ABV : 13.6%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 50 dozen


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