Nebbiolo is one of the world’s truly great wine grapes. The 2016 vintage is a lovely light to medium bodied wine – true to style Hilltops Nebbiolo. The life of this great Nebbiolo as it matures through the years will be one of the great wonders in all of wine. These vines are meticulously looked after throughout the growing season. It is interesting to consider when the winemaking begins for such a great wine – Is it when the grapes reach Bryan at the winery or perhaps when “Windows” prunes the vines in Winter, or is it when the vines were planted by Mark, John and Michael and all their familes? Or did this wine have its beginning when the soil was taking formation, obviously all the above and much more was involved in the final wine, so please enjoy, respect and linger over all that goes into each bottle.
Gold Medal for an excellent Nebbiolo going on to wine “Champion Red Wine of Show”. This is probably an Australian first! – Tim Knappstein (Chairman of Judges) – 2017 National Cool Climate Wine Show.
5 Star – 94/100 – 2019 Halliday Wine Companion
Trophy – Champion Dry Red Table Wine – 2017 National Cool Climate Wine Show
Trophy – Champion Dry Red Varietals – 2017 National Cool Climate Wine Show
Gold – Dry Red Varietals – 2017 National Cool Climate Wine Show
4 Stars – 2017 Harpers Wine Satrs (London)
Silver – 20147 Australian Small Winemakers Show
Silver – 2017 Rutherglen Wine Show
Bronze – 2017 Winewise Small Vignerons Awards
Bronze – 2017 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show