To most wine drinkers, the red wine styles of Italy are the highlight of any wine tour of the country.
They are just created for food. Somewhat lighter than their French cousins (at least the way those styles play out in Australia), with a more subtle acid-tannin balance). They are ready for drinking somewhat earlier, with their savouriness suiting the savoury flavours we love.
2019 was a good year in Mudgee, a very hot and dry summer producing wines that were more fruit-driven and ‘Italian‘ than usual. Aromas of thyme and rosemary are followed by that typical ‘spicy cherry‘ palate. This is a wine that is a good match for roast lamb and vegetables as well as hard Italian cheeses. Enjoy now or up to ten years.
Plum & cherry with soft tannins and clean acid. Barrel aged for 6 months. Pair with dishes of duck, pork or rabbit.
Dark and rich. Palate abounds with blackberry, black currant and chocolate. Fantastic with a hearty meal.
2018 Nebbiolo is a return to a more traditional style of di Lusso Nebbiolo. With the customary lightness of colour and rose petal and tar aromas, the wine is high in both acid and tannin, ideal for longevity. This wine can be enjoyed for up to 15 years, eventually yielding a velvety texture and gentle cigar flavours.
This is a wine to enjoy with porcini funghi - on a risotto or tagliatelli base, and matches goats cheese very well indeed.
Blackberry & blueberry with a savoury touch. A blend of Cabernet/Barbera/Sangiovese. Match with rich sauces.