What the Critics say
'Nebbiolo, produced because Ron Laughton was ‘wowed’ by the variety. Mark Shield, the late great wine writer, arrived at the winery one day with a fine, matured Barbaresco, very early on in the Jasper Hill story, and an epiphany occurred. In 1991 an ad ran in the back of Grapegrower and Winemaker magazine for nebbiolo rootlings and that was that, though the stock sent from CSU wiped out their collection and six sticks of the six clones had to be ripped up and sent back to CSU as Ron had cleaned out the supply!
Savoury, cedary scents, dark cherries, amaro, espresso. The palate is firm and chewy with dry coffee ground tannins, inwardly concentrated, salted liquorice, ripe cherry. Almost gummy through the long, puckering finish, this wine isn’t shy of tannin and oak overlay, but seem to find balance in its heft. Good wine, in its style.' (Sep18)
Established in 1975 by Ron and Elva Laughton, Jasper Hill producers some of Australia’s most compelling and sought after wines. Located at Heathcote in Central Victoria on ancient Cambrian soils-deep, red coloured, well drained gravely loams on undulating hillsides. The wines are produced entirely on the estate using organic and biodynamic principles. None of the wines from Jasper Hill vineyards has even been acid adjusted at any stage. These are natural wines of striking purity. With 35 vintages to their credit, these wines have a long established record for ageing gracefully with careful cellaring.