Farfalla 2019 Nebbiolo Pyrenees
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Tread softly and see rose petals blushing and cheeky cherries winking from the autumn leaves below. Feel the gentle grip of luscious fruits that spin you inside a merry-go-round of perfume and spice, leaving you breathless, satiated and yet lining up for more.
Handpicked from the Malakoff vineyard in the Pyrenees.
Hand sorted, destemmed and fermented in an open vat. Pumped over and hand plunged carefully for flavour and texture but not too much so as to preserve the ephemeral character of the vineyard. Unfined, unfiltered and vegan friendly. Alcohol: 13.5% alc/vol
What do you see when you look at me, asked the bear. Am I a growling beast to be feared or just a rumble tumble of leaves giggling with adventure.
WinePilot - 92 Points
The Pyrenees has always been a happy hunting ground for Nebbiolo with its continental climate and cool nights vital to helping this particular grape shine. This wine, however, is a slightly unusual take on Nebbiolo. Forget the bold tannic reds, this is a pretty and stylish example which still showcases nebbiolo’s charm.
It’s a light cherry red to start, similar to a deeply coloured rosé, a theme continued by its pretty watermelon, potpourri and spicy aromas. The wine is then crisp, light-bodied and perfumed with raspberry and floral flavours supported by silky tannins with a lingering finish. It is an early drinking style well suited to food and lightly chilled would be superb with a smorgasbord of charcuterie and cheese on a balmy Summer afternoon.
- Angus Hughson