Nebbiolo Reserve2015

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Nebbiolo Reserve

The pre-eminent wine of Italy, and possibly of all red wine, Nebbiolo has distinguished itself as one of our leading varietals since our first vintage, 1998. Our style is inspired by Barbaresco in cultivation and aging, and the wine unfolds in bottle at the stately pace for which it is so greatly appreciated by connoisseurs, for the most savory pairings of meats and game.

 

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Year

2015

Cellar Life

15yrs

This vintage was characterized by intermittent rains and warm conditions from Spring into early Summer, which induced vigorous vine growth. Long days became a must, of leaf removals and edging around the clusters to allow sunshine to penetrate in the “fruit zone.” Ideal dry condition set in from end of August until copious rains arrived in late September. By then all reds had been harvested in ideal conditions, with the exception of Cabernet Sauvignon which was collected after the rains and produced a fine but lighter wine, not included in the blend of what became an exceptional vintage of Octagon.

James Suckling @ jamessuckling.com 93 points
Winemaker Challenge International Competition 2019 Platinum Medal, 95 Points
Fermentation 7-9 days on the skins in stainless steel
Maceration 10-15 days
Composition 100% Nebbiolo
Aging 12 months, French oak barriques, new 30%, used 70%
Analysis Alcohol, 13.0%
Residual Sugars, 0.0%
Total Acidity, 0.62%

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