FREEMAN Nebbiolo 2015

Nebbiolo

Named after the Italian word for ‘fog’, Nebbiolo ripens in late autumn in the NSW Hilltops when mornings are often foggy.

TASTING NOTES
From a standout vintage… An intense magenta coloured wine marked by a distinctive varietal nose of tar and leather with beguiling floral rose nuances, leading to a concentrated, savoury, medium-weight palate. The flavours are rich, with underlying fruit sweetness, balancing subtle oak and liberal fine-grained tannins.

WINEMAKING
Crafted from six clones of Nebbiolo, some grown on 40-year-old roots, this latest expression is a powerful wine made traditionally from ripe grapes harvested in mid-April. After a short fermentation on skins, the grapes were basket pressed and transferred to old oak for subsequent fermentation and then bottled. Typically released with two years maturity.

Named after the Italian word for ‘fog’, Nebbiolo ripens in late autumn in the NSW Hilltops when mornings are often foggy.

TASTING NOTES
An intense magenta coloured wine marked by a distinctive varietal nose of tar and leather with beguiling floral rose nuances, leading to a concentrated, savoury, medium-weight palate. The flavours are rich, with underlying fruit sweetness, balancing subtle oak and liberal fine-grained tannins.

WINEMAKING
Crafted from six clones of Nebbiolo, some grown on 40-year-old roots, this latest expression is a powerful wine made traditionally from ripe grapes harvested at the end of April. After a short fermentation on skins, the grapes were basket pressed and transferred to old oak for subsequent fermentation and then bottled. Typically released with two years maturity.

‘Unequivocally full-bodied… Just get a large (1kg) flame-grilled bistecca and the world will be your oyster.’
94 POINTS, JAMES HALLIDAY, HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION 2017

89 POINTS, WINE ADVOCATE

Named after the Italian word for ‘fog’, Nebbiolo ripens in late autumn in the NSW Hilltops when mornings are often foggy.

TASTING NOTES
An intense magenta coloured wine marked by a distinctive varietal nose of tar and leather with beguiling floral rose nuances, leading to a concentrated, savoury, medium-weight palate. The flavours are rich, with underlying fruit sweetness, balancing subtle oak and liberal fine-grained tannins.

WINEMAKING
Crafted from six clones of Nebbiolo, some grown on 40-year-old roots, this latest expression is a powerful wine made traditionally from ripe grapes harvested at the end of April. After a short fermentation on skins, the grapes were basket pressed and transferred to old oak for subsequent fermentation and then bottled. Typically released with two years maturity.

  • SILVER MEDAL, 2015 AUSTRALIAN ALTERNATIVE VARIETIES WINE SHOW
  • 95 POINTS,  HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION 2016

‘Delicious consummation of opposing but equal forces creates an exciting flavour and textural sensation.’
96 POINTS, CHRIS SHANAHAN, WINE OF THE WEEK, CANBERRA TIMES