Nebbiolo Novello 2020 - Mansfield, VIC
Nebbiolo is the Variety of the Great Wines of the Barolo Region of Italy. This area is a bit like Burgundy in France in that they fancy themselves as the pre eminent region in the whole world for red wine production. It is hard to argue with them when you taste a ten year old Barolo.
Like all the great varieties from around the world we Aussies like to have a go in our own way. This wine has the best chance to get there being made by a Nebbiolo enthusiast winemaker Ros Richie of Delatite Fame. Ros now has here own label and makes some seriously good wines in the Mansfield region.
In typical Nebbiolo fashion, cherry, roses, strawberry juice, clay, and a touch of leather all make an appearance. Unlike Nebbiolo you might be used to with huge tannins slapping you about the face, this one is a bit more subtle and elegant, like a cool climate Pinot Noir with a bit more grip. A great food wine, give it a go with cheese, truffles, or even pumpkin.