Tonic Nebbiolo 2017
Tonic Nebbiolo 2017 is showcases brilliant aromatics, with spiciness, dried roses and cherry fruit at the forefront. The palate leans towards red fruits, cranberry, and dried allspice with an overall light mouthfeel. Tannin's are fine, yet firm with the tannins walking you through a dry, though pleasant, finish. A satisfying and intriguing Nebbiolo, Tonic Nebbiolo 2017 is one to share and experience with others.
2017 was a very cool year for the Adelaide Hills in South Australia. Picking occurred early due to heavy rain being forecasted. The fruit came from two different vines, one aged 10 years and the other 15 years. All were destemmed and crushed and left to ferment for 93 days. After 18 months in French oak barrels, bottling occured without fining or filtration. This is a pure and exceptional vision of what Nebbiolo can aspire to be.
Tonic Wines is a small batch project being undertaken by two friends with similarly nerdy wine habits. Glenn is an experienced winemaker with genuinely practical skills…actually quite a lot of them. Dan’s background is in wine drinking, talking and educating and after a recent stint as a wine-stained cellar hand he now knows about ‘righty-tighty, lefty loosey’ but that’s about it.
Tonic doesn’t really believe in boring wine. It’s a waste of time for your senses and deprives you of a memorable experience. Don’t short change yourself; life is too short. Only drink wine that makes you want to have a second glass.
The name Tonic comes from the apothecaries, merchants, and botanists of yore, those who created remedies and delights directly from the Earth. The individual spirit in which these people from then possessed is what Tonic replicates today - wine that is truly them and exactly what they envisioned it should taste like.
The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Nebbiolo
Country - Australia
Region - Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Vintage - 2017
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 13.6%