Tranquil 2017 Nebbiolo
Traditional Method Sparkling
Only 50 dozen produced
Pyrenees Nebbiolo Rosé
A small portion of the Tranquil rosé was kept seperate for sparkling after the hype of the still wine
Region: Pyrenees, Landsborough Valley VIC
Grower: Scott Gerrade
Altitude: 360 meters
Soil type: Well drained soil composed sedimentary rock permeable red clay interspersed with quartz.
Harvested: 12 May 2017
Winemaking: Whole bunch Pressed to tank, fermented in tank, elevagé in stainless steel zero SO2,
Tirage/bottled: February 2019
Disgorged: August 2021
Under Diam cork.
Back when the major portion of this wine was released as a still wine it had quite a bit of hype from this review:
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front - AUG 2018
Latta Tranquil Nebbiolo Rosé 2017
From the Pyrenees and the Glenlofty Vineyard, which as Owen Latta let’s me know is just down the way from the famed Malakoff Vineyard, so we’re theoretically in nebbiolo country here. Interestingly, as this wine results in a rose style, it is a rose clone that is on this site, so used appropriately as it were. This is produced with no additions at all, including no sulphur. Owen Latta has such a deft hand with zero sulphur wines, which feel like they could mature to medium term well too. A feat. Want to see one of Australia’s best rose wines? It’s here.
Looks like the colour of a good Campari spritz, pale in a way, but shiny. Smells like Campari in a way too, nicely, a touch of strawberry sweetness, some pomegranate juice, an overlay of nuttiness. The palate is assertive, hemmed with chewy tannins but juicy on the inside, an unusual and awesome texture, with flavours set to good bitter, watermelon and cranberry, with faint nutty savouriness in the mix. Whoa. This is just outstanding. So refreshing, so much going on, so compelling to drink. Wow.