2013 Solita Nebbiolo

“We are old mates and one day, after a couple (well, 4) bottles of inspiring Barolo, we decided to hunt down some good Nebbiolo and make some wine”

Solita is a joint venture with Journalist Nick Stock with Nebbiolo sourced from the Longview vineyard, near Macclesfield, in the Adelaide Hills. Established by Duncan MacGillivray in the early 90’s, Longview is owned by the Saturno family.


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2013 Solita Nebbiolo


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Produced from 1 tonne of Nebbiolo from vines growing on a steep, north-east facing slope and use a combination of clones 230, F12V7, F12V13, and 1-11. The fully de-stemmed grapes undergo wild yeast fermentation in a new French oak Demi-muid, which is then used for maturation of the wine.

Solita is matured in oak for between 36-48 months with further maturation in bottle for up to 7 years prior to release. We began the Solita collaboration in 2004. Production is tiny and because of the vagaries of nature, we don’t manage to make a wine every year. There was no Solita from 2009, 2011, 2012 or 2014 vintages.

In 2008 Nick and I decided to extend our scope and created a Carignan from an extraordinary 50 year old planting in Angove’s Paringa vineyard, near Renmark, South Australia. “Chihuahua” is a one off release.


Patch – Neb 3
Clones – 230,111,F12V13,F12V7
Planted – 1997
Rootstock – Ownroots
Pruning – 2 canes by 8-10 buds/cane
Vine Spacing – 1m
Row Spacing – 2.4m
Trellis – VSP
Row Orientation – North South
Elevation – 320-335m
Soil Type – Iron stone through a fine sandy loam topsoil with a underlying clay layer.


700 Bottles
40 Magnums
4 Double Magnums
54mm hand select cork finish
Shipped as a six pack.

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