The Pizzinis are learning and understanding more the vineyard sites that produce wines of “distinction and longevity” for the nebbiolos and believe that 2016 was their best vintage to date. La Volpe translates as “The Fox” in Italian and he’s there on the label, eyeing off peacock for dinner. Old oak maturation.
Pizzini, La Volpe, Nebbiolo, King Valley, 2016
Alluring nose with sweet fruit of dark raspberry, cherry, Turkish Delight (choc and rose water), baked orange and smoky, earthy, savoury bass notes of tar and yeasty dark Vegemite. The soft, ripe fruits off-set with very present tannins that do their thing well for the medium-full weight wine. A very well put together example, if nudging the plush side. Best served in a Burgundy/Pinot glass with char siu duck pancakes or a truffle and mushroom pasta.
Wine sample courtesy of Pizzini wines