Momento Mori - 2018 Nosiola

2018 Nosiola

Variety
Nosiola
Region
Gippsland, VIC
Abv
12%
Volume
750ml

"This is only the second official release of this wine, well.. the third (un-official) if you count the 130 bottles made in 2016. There are 3 rows of Nosiola planted in the Chalmers family Heathcote vineyard where it seems to grow particularly well. We have been fortunate enough to have been getting all of the fruit from those 3 rows since they started producing in 2016. As far as I know this is the only Nosiola grown in Australia and indeed, it is a rarity outside of Trentino in northern Italy. I first fell in love with this variety after drinking Elisabetta Foradori’s famed cuvee years ago and have been enamoured by it ever since. I was also lucky enough to visit Foradori some years ago and to learn more about the variety and it’s idiosyncrasies which only deepened my appreciation of it. This variety is always relatively low in sugar which results in a very well balanced, low alcohol wine whilst retaining extraordinary depth. 50% of the fruit was fermented in Amphora and the other 50% in stainless steel to keep a high degree of vibrancy. There were a few months on skins before being pressed back to those vessels for nearly 2 years before being assembled and bottled. Since then it has seen another year or so resting in bottle. The result being a very cohesive and elegant wine of depth which does not lack in vitality or freshness ! It really is something unique and special." – Dane Johns