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2019 Pyrenees



Landsborough – Malakoff vineyard

Latitude: 37⁰03’33”S  Longitude: 143⁰10’55”E

Planted in the year 2000 on a north facing slope in Victoria’s Pyrenees, this is one of Australia’s most regarded Nebbiolo plantings. Sitting at an altitude of 350m on a red permeable clay and with cool evening temperatures, this vineyard produces fruit with a high aromatic potential and good natural acidity.

The fruit was hand harvested and then transported back to the Barossa Valley where it was tipped directly into an open top fermenter. After 7 days as 100% whole bunch, the fruit was destemmed and returned back to the original fermenter where it was hand plunged for another 5 weeks. It was then basket pressed, settled overnight, and then racked to seasoned French oak. The wine remained on lees until October when it was racked and returned. Bottled in December 2019 after 8 months maturation.

75 cases produced

Nose– Rose petal macerated berries, cumin and sage.
Palate– Complex, textural palate with grippy tannin focused through the middle.

• Huon Hook The Real Review 89/100

• Angus Hughson Wine Pilot 90/100

• “This Victorian nebbiolo has fragrant cherry, rose petal and foresty aromas. Medium-bodied, it’s savory and persistent, with a well-measured underpinning of dry, balanced tannins.” Ralph Powell-Kyte The Age and Sydney Morning Herald – 91/100


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