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2018 Nebbiolo Barbera d’Soumah

$27.00

The classic pairing of two noble north western Italian varieties combine here to create a savoury, elegant red wine with soft fruit and charming length. The Nebbiolo brings excellent tannin structure and finesse with aromas of wild herbs and violets, while the Barbera compliments with ripe, red berry flavours and velvety mouth feel.

A dry winter lead into a gentle early spring. A very hot November hastened flowering into an abnormally wet December (5 inches more rain than normal). This rain and heat brought humidity but also delivered an abundant water table for the developing berries. December seemed to rain itself out and late summer was dry (3.5 inches less rain than normal), making for a calm harvest. Picking times were largely normal with fruit being fleshy and juicy with attractive varietal characters.

Our d’Soumah range of wines are made with fruit sourced from our own and other premium vineyards throughout the Yarra Valley to produce wines of distinct character and finesse that our region has become famous.

[2018 Vintage] – Bronze Medal at 2019 Victorian Wine Show

[2018 Vintage] – Bronze Medal at 2019 Australia Italian Varieties Wine Show

“…A savoury, loamy, earthen red with cherry-berry flavours doing just enough to keep everything moving. A savoury version of the easy-going red, with a good sense of shape to the palate, too.”
Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Companion, August 2020 [2018 Vintage] 

“Feels ‘Mod-Aus’ in the vein of the food movement, pretty and sweet fruited, but an undercurrent of tang and savoury that feels wholly Italian. It’s easy on the palate, soft and juicy, finds some pucker and tartness as it closes. A dry-ish red of lolling, easy feel and general drinkability that sits in second gear and cruises nicely. 91 Points.”
Mike Bennie, The Winefront, May 2020 [2018 Vintage]

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