Willoughby Bridge Nebbiolo 2017 - Merindoc Wines
Willoughby Bridge Nebbiolo 2017 - Merindoc Wines
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Willoughby Bridge Nebbiolo 2017

Willoughby Bridge Nebbiolo 2017


Vintage 2017


The Vineyard

Nebbiolo the benchmark variety of Northern Italy is grown expressively at our Willoughby Bridge Vineyard, at Colbinabbin, Northern Heathcote.With a North to South row orientation, this vineyard is spur pruned to encourage a dense canopy to protect the fruit from the harsh afternoon summer sun. All rows are mulched naturally, this protection at the base of the vines minimises sun reflection and alters the micro climate to make it milder within the vine canopy.


The Winemaking

After handpicking in late April, the separate fruit parcels were given a short pre-fermentation cold soak before being crushed and open fermented at warm temperatures. The wine was hand-plunged twice daily during its nine-day ferment to extract the desired levels of colour and flavour. After ferment the individual wines were pressed off into used French oak barrels. Bottled in July 2018. Released September 2018.


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