This year’s release of Matt Burton’s Indomitus Rosa is made with Nebbiolo from the renowned Freeman vineyard in Hilltops, NSW. Pressed off after 12 hours on skins.
The packaging also attractive “based on photographs taken (by Aaron, Matt’s brother) of the 12th century Ta Prohm temple located within Cambodia’s sprawling Angkor Wat. Unlike other temples here, Ta Prohm has been left largely undisturbed since discovery. Untouched, the Ta Prohm ruins demonstrate the rule of nature over man-made monuments, once protective hands are withdrawn.”
Gundog Estate, Indomitus Rosa, Nebbiolo, Hilltops, 2021
Pale, dusky rose/peach hue. Nebbiolo cues with blood orange, rose petals, chalk dust, peach fuzz stone fruit and gravelly earthiness. Wonderfully balanced with 24 hours on skins proving more than enough time for Nebbiolo’s famous tannins to lay a firm, grippy base. Piercing acidity from both region and grape. Precision.
Rating: 18.75/20 (94/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Gundog Estate