From The Earth To The Moon

We choose to make Nebbiolo…
We choose to make Nebbiolo in this decade and do the other things not because they are easy but because they are hard!

With a natural predisposition for a challenge we chose Nebbiolo, the winemaking equivalent of putting a man on the moon. Five years in and we are on track with James Halliday giving our 2012 Nebbiolo a big thumbs up.

The Hairyarm : starts

Heathcote Nebbiolo 2012
Wild yeast-fermented in small pots (1.5 tonnes) with 15% whole bunches, then 2 years in very good used oak. The promised ‘serious tannins’ were no doubt there early in its life, but are now positively gentlemanly (or, to avoid sexism, ladylike), a necessary adjunct to the dark red berry fruits and cedar of the long, medium-bodied palate.

14% alc. Rating 94 Drink 2025 RRP $45
Date Tasted JH Jan 2015