Momento Mori Nosiola 2019
The Momento Mori Nosiola comes from just three rows of this northern Italian variety planted by the Chalmers family in Heathcote. Heavily influenced by the well-known Foradori Nosiola, there’s plenty of skin contact used here to help tame out the exotic floral notes typically associated with the variety. Lemon peel, cinnamon, malted barley, and sandalwood with chewy, persistent tannins and buoyant acidity.
This is probably the only Nosiola grown in Australia. It is a rarity outside of Trentino in northern Italy. The winemaker first fell in lowv with this variety after drinking Elisabetta Foradori’s famed Cuvee years ago and has been enamoured by it since. He was also lucky enough to visit Foradori some years ago to learn more about the variety and its idiosyncrasies which only deepened his appreciation of it.
This variety is always relatively low in sugar which results in a very well balanced, low alcohol wine whilst retaining extraordinary depth. 50% of the fruit was fermented in Amphora and the other 50% in stainless steel to keep a high degree of vibrancy. There were a few months on skins before being pressed back to those vessels for nearly 2 years before being assembled and bottled. Since then it has seen another year or so resting in bottle. The result being a very cohesive and elegant wine of depth that does not lack in vitality or freshness! It really is something unique and special.
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