La Prova 'Brusco' Nebbiolo 2015
La Prova ‘Brusco’ Nebbiolo 2015
Brusco Nebbiolo is a member of our ‘Uno’ collection of wines which reflect an exceptional union of grower, vineyard site and variety. Here being Mark and Peter Saturno, Macclesfield and Nebbiolo.
In an Italian dialect Rusco & Brusco has a meaning similar to Yin & Yang. I find this perfectly captures the balancing nature between the fruit and opulence of Barbera contrasting the nervy firmness of Nebbiolo.
Nebbiolo, historically grown in Piedmont, in the north of Italy, finds an ideal home in the Longview Vineyard in Macclesfield, a warm southern sub-region of the Adelaide Hills.
Lots of lifted Violets, star anise, brambles, sour cherry and the trademark grippy, nervy Nebbiolo palate.
Hand-picked, destemmed, wild ferment. Half spends about two months on skins and the other half approximately six. The earlier press captures some fruit and firm tannin, and the later press creates texture, silkiness and an ethereal feeling. Unfined and unfiltered.
72 dozen produced.
Bottled May 2016.