A 19 year old Nebbiolo that whilst perhaps has its drinking window closing, remains an intense, compelling, well structured glass that still holds its own alongside hearty dishes.
Estate: The Malvira’ estate is located in the Roero region of Piedmont in northwest Italy. It was founded in the 1950’s by Giuseppe Damonte, who believed the Roero region had not yet reached its full potential. Half a century later, the estate has remained family run, with Giuseppe’s sons Massimo and Roberto passionately managing the 42 hectares of vineyards and the winery.
Philosophy: Fastidious care of the vines, “maintaining the soil and vineyard treatments our ancestors have used from generation to generation”.
Winemaking: the grapes for this bottling were sourced “from atypical north-side facing vines producing a concentrated, one of a kind wine”.
Tasting Notes: Dark brick red in colour with concentrated aromas of black cherry and dried flowers. Dense cherry and plum flavours were supported by meaty elements and a still prevalent mouth puckering acidity, chewy tannins along with smoky, savoury elements comprised the powerful finish.
Estate Bottled by Azienda Agricola Malvira’
$30 [average price]