• 2022 Alpha Box & Dice Junior Nebbiolo

2022 Alpha Box & Dice Junior Nebbiolo

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Adelaide Hills
Nebbiolo from Kuipto, Kenton Valley
13.3%
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Nose: Creaming soda, rose petals, red currants and sandalwood.
Palate: Succulent cherry fruits slide on a dynamic wave of tart acidity, lapping on the shores of sandy tannins that build into a playful castle of structure.
Pair: Veal or porcini and sage pasta.
Winemaking: Hand harvested. Fully destemmed. Fermented wild on skins for 2 weeks. Gently hand plunged twice daily. Gently pressed to old barriques for 8 months. Full and spontaneous MLF. Blended just prior to bottling.
Vineyard: From two distinct sites in the Adelaide Hills. Kuipto and Kenton Valley.
Kuipto - Red clay/loam shot through with ironstone gravel over sandstone.
Kenton Valley - Red-yellow clay loam over sandstone. VSP cane pruned with shoot and bunch thinning applied.
"Here's a charming rendition of one of my favourite varieties. Bright and vibrant fruits layered over a palate rippling with tannin and driven by acidity. Despite being called Junior, don't think that
this just a simple juicy wine, it's an acknowledgment that we're forging our own style of Nebbiolo here. Picked at a balanced ripeness, the freshness in this wine makes it both approachable and age-worthy and because we don't go hard on the extraction, the structure of Nebb actually shines through in a more beautiful way."
- Sam Berketa, Head Winemaker