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2018 Nocturne Nebbiolo Rosé

Margaret River, WA

Structural, complex Rosé from a Margaret River star winemaker.

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Best drunk from magnum, on a boat, wearing white...

Julian & Alana Langworthy

About The Wine

A brilliant example of the rising quality of Australian Rosé here from the hands of 2016 Jimmy Watson Trophy Winner, Julian Langworthy.

The Nocturne Nebbiolo Rosé was made from a single vineyard in Margaret River. The fruit was hand picked specifically for Rosé, then whole bunch pressed to barrel for 10 weeks before being settled and bottled.

Julian is going for a more architectural style of Rosé with this wine.

Something inspired by the pink wines of Bandol that can develop with time in bottle.

About Nocturne

Nocturne is the personal side label of highly decorated Margaret River winemaker Julian Langworthy and his wife Alana.

Julian has won just about everything there is to win in Australian wine, having taken out Winemaker of the Year for the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion, the 2016 Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy at Royal Melbourne in the space of just a couple of years.

The Nocturne wines are all small production with Julian focusing on quality rather than quantity in this range. 

The fruit is procured through Julian's connections with local growers developed over his lifetime in the Margaret River region. If you're looking for hidden gems of Margaret River, the Nocturne wines are it.

Winemaker Julian Langworthy
Winemaker Julian Langworthy
Margaret River, WA
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From The Producer

2018, while a great season, provided some challenges for our barrel-fermented rosé. But like the phoenix it has risen from the ashes of its winemakers’ anxiety and is epic in its drinkability. The fruit comes from a single site, the Lentondelle Vineyard in the Carbanup sub-region of Margaret River. It’s a flat, warm site with fertile, red sandy soils. The grapes were hand-harvested on 2nd April. The fruit exhibited fine flavours at moderate sugar levels with high levels of natural acidity.

After chilling, the fruit was whole bunch-pressed directly to old oak for fermentation. The juice was fractionated into free-run and pressings, and this year only the finer free-run fraction was used in the final blend. Fermentation was wild and no additions were made to this wine at all. This usually takes around three weeks; after 10 weeks and a partial stress-induced winemaker breakdown the fermentation finished! This wine was then matured for a further two weeks in oak unsulphured on gross lees. It was emptied from barrel, settled, filtered, sulphured and bottled on 13th July.

We’re extremely happy and relieved at this delicious resultant wine. The texture and acid structure are highlights in what is likely a more approachable and fruit forward release of Nocturne rosé. As always, best drunk from magnum, on a boat, wearing white…. It’s a pale salmon dream.

Blend : Nebbiolo (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2021
Bottle Size : 750ml

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Great summer drink

Love Nebbiolo. Love rosé. So what’s not to love about this wine!

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