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Willoughby Bridge Nebbiolo

Vintage 2016

 

The Vineyard

 

Nebbiolo the benchmark variety of Northern Italy is grown expressively at our Willoughby Bridge Vineyard, at Colbinabbin, Northern Heathcote.With a North to South row orientation, this vineyard is spur pruned to encourage a dense canopy to protect the fruit from the harsh afternoon summer sun. All rows are mulched naturally, this protection at the base of the vines minimises sun reflection and alters the micro climate to make it milder within the vine canopy.

 

The Winemaking

 

After handpicking on February29th, the separate fruit parcels were given a short pre-fermentation cold soak before being crushed and open fermented at warm temperatures. The wine was hand-plunged twice daily during its nin-day ferment to extract the desired levels of colour and flavour. After ferment the individual wines were pressed of into used French oak barrels. Bottled in August 2017. Released December 2017.

 

Technical Data

 

Alcohol:

Standard Drinks:

 

 

 

 

13.4%

7.9

 

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