Liquid Rock 'N' Roll Nebbiolo 2015

This is an esoteric pet project of winemaker Alex Byrne who plied his trade originally at Lethbridge and then went on to establish his own brand Byrne Wines and the cool sounding Noisy Ritual, a people-powered urban winery project in Melbourne.

The Liquid Rock 'N' Roll label established with partner Kim Farrell accesses premium fruit parcels from various Victorian regions in order to make excellent quality, affordable wines that express not just the terroir but the fun, flavour and feeling of winemaking.

A youthful Nebbiolo is not always the most seductive thing to drink but give this a little air time and you'll notice the cherry, strawberry, florals and a whiff of raisin and bitumen come to the fore.

A light purple crimson Nebbiolo wine from Heathcote fruit. 
The palate displays dark cherry, ground coffee, leather and dried herbs. Its refreshing acidity is enhanced by fine grippy tannins. 

This is not a shy wine rather sits you back with its concentrated and succulent dark fruited mid-weight palate and lingering savoury finish. Has a rustic, herbal appeal despite the heat hanging around a fraction at the finish.

Settles well after a couple of night's drinking but its best lays ahead of it. A rockin' good example from a talented winemaker from a region whose soils are suiting the variety.

Source: Sample courtesy of Liquid Rock 'N' Roll Wines. ABV: 14.0%. Closure: Screw Cap. Price: $40.00. 
Rating: 90+ Points. Website:

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