Brackenwood Nebbiolo 2021
$ 41.00 incl. GST
Planted on a slope of Ironstone and quartz soils the Nebbiolo is cane pruned and is the last variety harvested by the estate. 35% whole bunch fermented the wine spends two years on French oak before being bottled.
The final wine has lifted notes of tea leaf and tobacco with dark cherry and dried rose petals. The palate has wild strawberries, cherry with lingering ironstone minerals acidity. Although light in colour the wine has fantastic depth, an engaging and highly varietal expression of Nebbiolo.
Brackenwood Vineyard / Adelaide Hills, Sa
Biodynamic Minimal Intervention Wines From A Beautiful Adelaide Hills Estate
Owner Damon Nagel started life as a sommelier in Adelaide, moving to London to further his wine education whilst working in top end dining restaurants. Achieving success in London property, he would eventually return to Adelaide, purchasing the beautiful undulating Brackenwood farm in the early 2000s, first releasing wines from vintage 2005.
Winemaking is today overseen by Daniel Zuzolo, ex Primo Estate, with the stable offering interesting blends and lesser seen plantings of Barbera and Gamay alongside more traditional offerings such as Shiraz and Riesling.
Growing and winemaking is strictly along biodynamic lines, with no additions bar minimal sulphur at bottling. A pure set of releases very much at home alongside Felixir’s European offerings, fun styles of personality with enough depth and interest to be taken seriously.