While I would have ideally tasted this alongside Dave Fletcher’s Nebbiolo from the same vineyard, curiosity got the better of me and I was only in possession of one of the wines. Anyway, Dave Chatfield and Nathan Reeves impress with this inaugural release of the variety under the Out of Step label.
Savoury, earthen Nebbiolo with subtle peaks of poached strawberry sweetness. Light and nimble in the mouth. Can’t pick up much in the way of oak. Sour cherries, fennel bulbs, orange peel and almond skins. Attractive flavours and aromas. Delicate yet prominent acidity and firm, layered raspy-leathery tannin. This site is really proving itself. 92
Tasted: April 2014