Idiom Nebbiolo 2008

985An extremely limited one barrel release from a very low yielding vineyard. Typical garnet colour with hints of tobacco, tar and floral notes on the nose. Delicate but definite ripe fruit and prunes dominate the aromas. Sweet and savoury flavours tease the palate, with cherry and Turkish delight most prominent. A limited release Nebbiolo with a silky mouth feel and a seductive long lingering finish.

variety : Nebbiolo | 100% Nebbiolo
winery : Idiom Wines
winemaker : .
wine of origin : Stellenbosch
analysis : alc : 14.5 % vol  rs : 2.7 g/l  pH : 3.89  ta : 5.7 g/l  
type : Red   wooded
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Cork  

in the vineyard : Vineyard - Da Capo, Sir Lowry’s Pass, Helderberg

Soils: Granite/Tukulu (decomposed granite)/Table Mountain Sandstone
Aspect: North West
Area: 2.5 Hectares
Trellising: Vertical Shoot Positioning
Irrigation: Drip
Predominant wind: SE Summer/NW Winter
Date of planting: February 2003
Date of picking: 10 March 2008
Clones: NB1

about the harvest: Grapes were hand harvested at 24.3° B on the 10th March 2008
Yield: 1t/ha

in the cellar : Grapes are hand harvested into a fermentation bin. The grapes then spend 2days on cold maceration before being inoculated with the optimal yeast culture. Fermentation takes place anything from 7 - 14days at temperatures of between 22° - 28° C. The grapes are then pressed through a small 50kg hand press before finishing MLF fermentation in 500L French oak barrels. The wine then matures in these 500L French barrels for anything between 12 - 24 months, before being lightly filtered and hand bottled.

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