Trandari Hilltops Nebbiolo 2016
Based on research indicating its suitability, Trandari Vineyard planted its first trial plot of Piedmontese red variety, nebbiolo, in 2004. Even in its native land it’s not an easy variety for vignerons, but when it works it makes elegant, powerful wines of great complexity. Trandari 2012, made by Chris Derrez in Orange, has the pale to medium colour of the variety, along with its floral–savoury aroma. The palate belies the light colour, delivering a powerful amalgam of fruit flavour and firm, drying tannins. It captures the essential qualities of this distinctive grape variety.