Vino Intrepido Spanna in the Works Nebbiolo 2021


Spanna is another name for Nebbiolo, and it is commonly used for the style made in the extreme North of Piedmont, the Alto Piemonte. The fruit is coming from the famous Malakoff Estate in the Victorian Pyrenees, a place where Australian Nebbiolo reaches one of its best expressions. Orange peel, mountain herbs, rhubarb, dried cranberries, cloves, wet asphalt. The palate is less unforgiving, displaying dried roses, red cherries, cranberries, red plums, cloves, and cedar. Tannins are high and granulated, as they should be. Needs a bit of air before it can be enjoyed fully.