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2020 Nocturne SR Sangiovese Nebbiolo Rose

Margaret River, WA

Superb savoury Rosé from Julian and Alana Langworthy. Sangiovese and Nebbiolo getting along famously.

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$32.00

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

Julian & Alana Langworthy

About The Wine

Julian Langworthy is known in certain circles as the 'King of Pink'.

The man crafts an ungodly amount of top shelf Rosé in his day job as chief winemaker at Deep Woods. For his Nocturne label, he's looking for a slightly more savoury and stuctural style of pink.

This combines Sangiovese and Nebbiolo picked specifically for Rosé into a vibrant, textural, highly-gluggable wine style that is ready to slake your thirst this Summer.

The advantage of making Rosé from these Italian varieties is that they come with plenty of tannin and crisp acidity, by using some lees time and a little barrel work, Julian and Alana can pack some flesh on those bones. Dry, savoury, and wondefully fragrant, this will be a favourite this Summer.

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

The fruit comes from the sub-region of Carbanup in Margaret River, with the sites being relatively flat and warm with fertile, red sandy soils. The grapes were harvested between 16th and 28th April. The Sangiovese fruit was simply destemmed, chilled and pressed using only the free-run fraction of the juice. It was then fermented at moderate temperatures using as always solely indigenous yeasts. After fermentation it was matured for three months on gross lees to add additional texture.

The Nebbiolo fruit was hand-picked and, after chilling, whole bunch-pressed directly to old oak for fermentation. This took close to six weeks, after which the wine received a further four weeks’ maturation in barrel. At this stage the final blend between Sangiovese and Nebbiolo was decided and the wine was emptied from barrel/tank, settled, filtered, sulphured and bottled on 3rd August.

Blend : Sangiovese (60%), Nebbiolo (40%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"Has a little dirt under its nails with a subtle sulphide stink, and also, something lifted and floral kind of like Moscato, tangy redcurrant and barely ripe cherries, fennel tips, a fine chalky feel, a lot of energy, almost into white wine style, but with a bit of extra red berry oomph. Ruby red grapefruit zips up a nice long finish. Really good, and I suspect it may improve a little as it settles into bottle." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"The previous vintage was awarded Best Rose at the Halliday Wine Companion Awards Australia in August, and deservedly so. Aromatically, this is all about laid-back red berry spice. Pomegranate, shale, mineral and graphite characters and white pepper. The palate has full and generous flavour, full texture and full concentration. The grip it exhibits is an extra layer of sass and charm. Really good length of flavour, which moves through to creamy in the lingering and morphing finish. Pleasure here. Also bottled in magnum." - Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)

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