The Nebbiolo you will find in Out of Step Malakoff Estate was planted back at the turn of the Millennium, in mineral rich clay, quartz and ironstone soils located in the Pyrenees. The fruit here is intense and concentrated—you’ll get dark fruit and raspberry, alongside some captivating savoury notes of aniseed and herb. Grippy tannins complete the picture. An exceptional value Australian Nebb.
Out of Step is the passion project of winemakers David Chatfield and Nathan Reeves. In 2012, the pair said goodbye to their former careers and set about making the best expressions of Yarra Valley terroir they could. They are all about minimal intervention, allowing the fruit from the various vineyards they tend to shine through in ever bottle.
The Pyrenees is located in western Central Victoria and was settled during the gold rush of the 1850s. The region is located northeast of the Grampians, north of the Great Dividing Range. Many of the vineyards are planted with an easterly aspect at an altitude of around 350 to 400m on quartz and decomposed slatey soils over Friable clay. Low rainfall in the area necessitates drip irrigation. Temperatures during the growing season are moderated by late afternoon southerly breezes. The Pyrenees is best known for producing cool climate peppery Shiraz and well-structured Cabernet Sauvignon.