Ballandean Estate Nebbiolo 2018
Another variety that is attracting some real interest on the Granite Belt – I think the jury is out as to whether the Belt becomes Australia’s Piedmont or Rioja (I am a big fan of tempranillo from the Belt – the region seems ideal for it). This is a much paler red, as one would expect with this variety. Has a real earthiness at this early stage – more tar than roses. Spices and red fruits. Medium weight. There is deceptive grip here plus good acidity and fine length. A wine that is intriguing now but will be better in five years.