Contemplating Virago #Nebbiolo ......
The #winecompanion review ( see below) of our La Mistura gave us cause to open a few #vintages and reflect on our amazing #wine journey.
Ned Goodwin - Published on 01 Aug 2017- Rating=95
Aged for an extended period pre-release in 1600l tank, befitting the high-toned skeletal tannins and piercing acidity of nebbiolo, this is a fine effort in lieu of this challenging vintage: frost and rain at the end of Mar and Apr, forcing an earlier picking window than usual. Perhaps this was for the better given the quality of the wine which, ironically, has been declassified to the Mistura tier. Bing cherry and the archetypal notes of sandalwood and dried flowers drift from the glass, drawing one in. Hints of root beer, mint and mulch ensue. The tannins and acidity combine to mesh the fruit into a layered whole, thrusting the flavours long and broad. The overall impression is one of juiciness, energy and delicacy; reminiscent of a fine-boned pinot noir.