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2017

Nebbiolo

Region:

Adelaide Hills

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Fog. A hazy impediment where one can’t see, think, or hear to their fullest potential. While fog is often considered a detriment to getting things done, it can also be a thing of beauty. Fog adds can add mystery, danger and curiosity. What would the Twin Peaks skyline be without it? Indeed, what would Barolo’s Langhe region be without it, when the fog descends on the vineyards during an October harvest? Fog is the AB&D interpretation of the 'King of Wines' from Barolo, but made in the modernist style that favours a young(er) drinking window. AB&D Winemaker Sam Berketa was inspired to make this wine while working a harvest with Chiara Boschis, one of the region's leading producers for this style of Nebbiolo.

Winemaking

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Hand harvested in two picks three days apart from the Protero Vineyard in Kenton Valley, Adelaide Hills. Mostly destemmed (10% whole bunch) followed by wild fermentation until dry. The fermenter was then sealed up to remain on skins for a total of six weeks. Pressed off and matured separately for the first 12 months. Six weeks total maceration on skins, followed by 12 months in new (5%) and old French barrique on lees. Racked to cask and puncheon for 18 months, then racked back to old puncheon for six months. Blended for bottling and aged for three months in bottle.


Tasting Notes

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NOSE: Turkish Delight, blackcurrants, Cherry Cola, leather and spice.

PALATE: Earthy tannins, velvet musk, raw cacao and carob.

PAIR: Veal, mushrooms, steak, kangaroo and venison.

CELLAR: Up to 20 years.