Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2012 - Bronze
Colour: Deep concentrated bright pomegranate red.
Nose: An introduction of sweet red cherries, rose and lilac notes and hints of ripe tomato and truffles.
Palate: The superb balance between the sweet spice and sweet fruit, together with the cherry, cranberry type tanginess, makes for a very thought provoking and appealing palate.
This wine will still be offering much pleasure at age 20.
Enjoy with a whole array of dishes, including pizza, spaghetti, risotto and cheeses from around the world .
In The Vineyard
Nabucco 2009 was made from the sixth crop of Giulio Bertrand's prized Nebbiolo vineyard and as with its 2006 maiden vintage, Nabucco 2009 returns to 100% pure Nebbiolo.
A cool January led into a hot February and dry March resulting in no interruptions or dilutions of sugars. Cool maritime influences and day/night temperature differences indicated the good quality that was to follow.
Good harvest conditions resulted in a complete wine with loads of structure but keeping the elegance that befits this Italian varietal. It will require a few years for this refined, deeply nuanced wine to come together.
Region: Helderberg ward
In The Cellar
15 months in 5% tight grain new French oak and 95% old 300l barriques.