Nebbiolo Barbera D'Soumah 2018 by Soumah of Yarra Valley
The classic pairing of two noble north western Italian varieties combine here to create a savoury, elegant red wine with soft fruit and charming length. The Nebbiolo brings excellent tannin structure and finesse with aromas of wild herbs and violets, while the Barbera compliments with ripe, red berry flavours and velvety mouth feel.
2018 Vintage Summary
A dry winter lead into a gentle early spring. A very hot November hastened flowering into an abnormally wet December (5 inches more rain than normal). This rain and heat brought humidity but also delivered an abundant water table for the developing berries. December seemed to rain itself out and late summer was dry (3.5 inches less rain than normal), making for a calm harvest. Picking times were largely normal with fruit being fleshy and juicy with attractive varietal characters.