2018 Amato Vino The Pig Nebbiolo

Margaret River, WA

A Margaret River blend of Cabernet and Nebbiolo, made to highlight the best of each variety.


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Definitely worth crossing the road for.

Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)

About This Wine

Not a blend we see every day, this Cabernet/Nebbiolo delight from Brad Wehr is a unique take on medium -bodied WA reds.

On both the nose and palate each grape brings is trademark characteristics, working together to provide a unique drinking experience. Aromatic florals and minerality from the Nebbiolo, blackcurrant, graphite oak, dark chocolate from the Cab. Medium-bodied yet with some density to go with the finesse, it’s a potpourri of exotics.

Generous and inviting, with soft acid and gentle tannin, this blend is tasty, different and very alluring, it’s a winner for sure.

About Amato Vino

Brad Wehr's Amato Vino label is equal parts traditional and experimental.

On one hand, his wines exemplify the best of classic Margaret River varieties, delivered at great prices. On the other hand, he's exploring new varieties and new winemaking techniques, constantly pushing and innovating.

Brad's wines have a wild streak and are some of the more engaging and authentic wines we have seen from Margaret River.

Winemaker Brad Wehr
Winemaker Brad Wehr
Margaret River, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Two Wilyabrup Cabernet Sauvignon parcels, with some Nebbiolo from Yallingup – all three separately harvested, fermented and matured in aged casks. A 60/40 blend (Cabernet Sauvignon/Nebbiolo) highlights the strengths of each variety. Cabernet offering the black fruits, structure and pencilly oak; Nebbiolo supplying florals and aromatics, the juiciness and spicy red-fruits.

Blend : Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Nebbiolo (40%)
ABV : 13.7%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Brad filling his terracotta amphora
Brad filling his terracotta amphora
Margaret River, WA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"Two extremely unlikely bedfellows that have physicality and chemistry in this glass. Both varieties require little tannic assistance, so why they are blended is a mystery, yet it works, here. Plush, juicy, tannic and quite delicious. Definitely worth crossing the road for, even if just to satisfy some curiosity. Satisfaction awaits." Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)

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    Rated 4 stars
    4 months ago
    Delicious and intriguing blend

    Cabernet dominates the blend (60:40) and the wine’s personality. Cedar, tobacco, perhaps gravel too lift off the complex nose, plenty of seductive dark berries as well. Extended breathing sees glimpses of Nebbiolo floral notes and burnt earth if not quite tar, but Cabernet again sweeps into view to command centre stage. Lovely palate, finer and softer than expected with these two tannic beasts combining. Juicy, lively and reasonably long. Not sure how it will age nor whether it needs to. Good drinking on offer now.

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