The Mentors Nebbiolo 2017
WINEMAKING: Grapes were harvested at optimal ripeness and
hand sorted in the cellar to ensure only the best fruit was used for
fermentation. After two days of cold maceration the juice was
inoculated with a selected yeast strain. Alcoholic fermentation
lasted approximately six days and during this time, the wine was
pumped over every four hours. It was pressed, then settled and
transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation. The wine was
then racked and cleaned, and returned to barrel for maturation.
After 12 months the best wines were selected to mature for a
further 24 months. In total over the 36-month maturation period,
the wine was racked twice. This wine is truly about selecting the
MATURATION: The wine spent 36 months in 2nd and 3rd fill 500L
French oak barrels and 24 months in bottle before release
WINE DESCRIPTION: This full-bodied wine explodes with aromas of
rose petals, red cherries and raspberries with hints of lavender. The
palate is focussed with an undertone of cloves, dried fruit and
leather. The grippy tannin structure and zippy acidity is well
integrated and delivers an intense, lasting finish.
SERVING SUGGESTION: Enjoy on its own or with beef Tenderloin,
braised duck, wild mushrooms and aged Gouda.