Nugan Estate Alfredo Appassimento Shiraz 2018
1 or more bottles$17.00
Mark Faber95 points
This Passo Appassimento is sourced from premium vineyards in the Riverina. A parcel of our ‘Dried Grape Shiraz’ was used to create flavour, intensity and concentration. After fermentation, the wine was matured in French and American oak for 18 months resulting in a handcrafted wine of quality.
Several years in bottle have softened and rounded the wine making it even more complex.
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- Baked Plum
- Black Fruits
- Baked Earth
- Blood Plum
- Dark Plum
- Red Meat
Critic Scores & reviews
"(2016) Generous fruit; tick. Balance and complexity; tick. Value for money; big tick. Big, round and plummy due to the Amarone-esque method of production, but for all that the time in bottle has softened it, delivering a delicious, round and incredibly enjoyable red."
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About the brand Nugan Estate
Nugan Estate is a top 20 wine producer and the 13th largest exporter of branded wine in Australia. The story of Nugan Estate spans 80 years, three generations, and displays determination, passion and grit. In 1938, Alfredo and Annelise Nugan fled their home village of Alcira, Spain and migrated to Australia. As immigrants they brought with them aspects of European culture including the enjoyment of wine.