Breaux Vineyards Nebbiolo Ice 2012

100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol: 14%
Residual Sugar: 12%
No barrel ageing

Tasting Notes
This beautiful and unique dessert wine shows an intensely aromatic nose dominated by stone fruits – apricot and peach in particular. On the palate the stone fruits are found again, but this time interlaced with some wonderfully balanced natural flavors of honey and wild berries.

Cellar Notes
Late harvested, the fully ripened Nebbiolo was frozen post harvest and then whole cluster pressed and fermented solely in stainless steel tanks.

About Breaux Nebbiolo
The first plantings of Nebbiolo at Breaux Vineyards were in 1998 on lyre trellis at 741 vines per acre. This planting established a new block (“M”) on the south-west facing slope of a mountain at elevations between 800-1000 feet. With 1.7 hectares in production in the shale gravel mountain side, the Nebbiolo clusters tend to be very large and ripen late in the season. A lot of hand-work is required to ensure good fruit exposure in the cool foggy climatic conditions that envelop the valley at harvest.