2016 Soumah Single Vineyard Nebbiolo


The Yarra Valley with it hot but short summer and cool nights throughout could be the ideal location for Nebbiolo. After some research we planted a couple of clones on a North West slope to give in every opportunity to ripen slowly in the autumn breeze. We hand-picked the fruit and fermented the juice in tank. After fermentation the wine was left on skins for 120 days to soften and then racked to seasoned puncheons (500L barrels) where it aged gracefully for 18 months.

Varietals: Nebbiolo

Clones: CVT CN 230, Mat 10, Mat 3

Harvest: 18 March, 2016

On Skins: 90 Days

Oak Regime: Seasoned Puncheon

Baume at Harvest: 13.2

pH at Harvest: 3.5

TA at Harvest: 4.7

The wine has a brilliant ruby colour and a bouquet of violets, rose and plumb. There is a generous red fruit, wild herbs and truffle palate with integrated tannins and soft acidity finishing long and complete.

2018 – 90 Points by James Halliday 2018 Wine Companion

2017 – 96 Points & #1 2015 Nebbiolo in Australia by Huon Hooke

2017 – Gold Medal at Victorian Wine Show

2017 – Bronze Medal at Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show

2017 – Silver Medal at Melbourne International Wine Competition

Medium to deep ruby-red colour with little purple tint remaining, the bouquet is nutty and rather brazil-nutty. Violets and dark fruits as well. The wine is full-bodied and dense, rich and high-extract. A weighty, concentrated nebbiolo. Very tannic and chewy and powerful. Plenty of oak but it’s harmonised. Impressive. A touch of licorice, almost an overripe element. A big wine, no shortage of concentration or tannin extraction. Long carry. Authentic nebbiolo, utterly convincing. Really quite spectacular.
Huon Hooke – 96 points (2015 Vintage)

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