La Signora is a nebbiolo based wine produced from our Langhorne Creek vineyard. It is elegant and enchanting with a beguiling perfume and silky texture that sits on a bed of beautifully fine savoury tannins.
Nebbiolo, said to be the king of all Italian varieties, originates from the Piedmont region of North-West Italy. It is arguably the most challenging and rewarding grape variety that exists. Even with the highest standards of winegrowing and winemaking, great nebbiolo wines can only be produced from great sites.
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
Light colour from Nebbiolo rather than the Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz/Malbec that complete the blend; a fragrant bouquet of tea, rose petal, spice and tar is followed by a richer, verging on sumptuous, palate before a savoury finish completes the circle. Rating 94 points, Drink by 2020, James Halliday Wine Companion 2012
Winery Tasting Notes
Medium deep red in colour.
The wine displays a complex autumnal nose of cherry, orange rind, aniseed, violet and rose and dried herbs.
The palate is savoury and multi-layered with ripe cherry, blueberry and grilled meat, full, firm tannins and a long, cleansing finish.
A dry winter followed by dry and windy conditions in spring resulted in poor flowering and fruit set and miniscule yields. The ripening period was cool and without extremes and as a result the easily ripened fruit showed above average concentration of flavour, tannin and sugars.
Minimal intervention – wild yeast fermentation in small open top fermenters, hand plunged, long macerations. (ave 21 days). Natural mlf in barrel, gravity racking. No additives except minimal sulphur dioxide.
Refined for 18 months in fine grain seasoned French oak barriques & puncheons. Unfined and unfiltered.