06 Aug Young Gun of Wine Spotlight on Nebbiolo
Young Gun of Wine recently conducted a panel tasting of some of Australia’s best Nebbiolo, including our 2016 Soumah Yarra Valley Nebbiolo. This was not a competition, however. The six panelists selected “the six wines that engaged them the most, and on any level.” All wines were tasted blind.
Our #nebbiolo turned up on everyone’s list! Here is the praise…
“Lopes singled this out for high praise noting its expressive nose of “fern, savoury herbs, and dried red fruit.” She found it the “most herbaceous and green” of her picks, and remarked on its “ferrous, ironstone quality.” Altmann found it “Fine and fragrant, with some oak spice of nutmeg, sandalwood, mizunara [Japanese oak]. Cranberry and briar.” Canala said that “It’s got some presence on the palate too, fleshy acidity and quite big, flavoursome tannins. Kind of guttural, but delicious in that way.” While Lopes called it a “Serious wine with great length and structure.”
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The panel included: Jane Lopes, Beverage Director at Attica; Leanne Altmann, Beverage Director for Andrew McConnell’s restaurants; winemaker Ben Haines of Ben Haines Wine; Kayleen Reynolds, manager of the City Wine Shop; Gavin Cremming, Group Sommelier for the Van Haandel Group; and Christian Canala, director of Vinify wine Co.