VINEYARD: Malakoff, Landsborough (Pyrenees) Victoria
WINEMAKING: Crafted from a single parcel of premium Nebbiolo from the acclaimed
Malakoff Estate vineyard. Hand-picked in mid April, the fruit was separated into two ferments - one being destemmed whole berries (65%) and the other consisting of 100% whole bunches (35%). After undergoing spontaneous fermentation, the whole berries were left on skins for an additional 130 days to allow optimum tannin integration. The wine was matured in a mixture of new (17%) and seasoned French oak barriques for 12 months before bottling.
TASTING NOTE: Garnet in colour, this wine delivers aromas of macerated cherries, raspberry, antique leather, aniseed and lifted floral notes. The palate offers sour cherry, rose hip, rosemary and hints of liquorice finishing with assertive yet fine, silky tannins.
PEAK DRINKING: Present - 2027+
TA: 6.42 g/L
135 dozen produced
2017 Fetherston Nebbiolo