Classic Nebbiolo aromatics of violets and roses, Italian amaro herbs, cherries and spices make way for earthy, savoury and dried fruit notes. The palate is powerful with lush acidity. Tarry notes backed with lovely, grainy textured tannins that are round and full complement flavours of preserved, spiced cherries, plums, earth and star anise. A majestic, regal red with plenty of textural interest to accompany an assortment of rustic slow cooked meat dishes. Or for the more adventurous, spice driven Asian cuisine.
Dal Zotto Nebbiolo 2014
Grape Variety – Nebbiolo
Region – King Valley Victoria
Vintage – 2014
Winery – Dal Zotto
Profile – Red berries, medium bodied, textural, tart
Dal Zotto is regarded as one of the stand-out wineries in the King Valley region, and the importance of family is at its heart. The business is now lead by the second generation of Dal Zotto’s – Michael and Christian. But it was patriarch Otto Dal Zotto with his wife Elena that inspired the vision of the business. Their approach combines the best of traditional Italian methods alongsidevmore modern, ‘new-world’ winemaking techniques. With the expansion of the winery in 1994 came the opportunity for Otto to introduce Italian varietals into the vineyard – barbera, sangiovese, pinot grigio, arneis and, importantly, prosecco – a varietal and wine style that is the foundation of Otto’s Italian hometown, and now the signature wine of the Dal Zotto range.