Friday, December 24, 2010

Pinga Bridgewater on Loddon/Bendigo Nebbiolo 2007

Seeing that I am still on Melbourne time and that it is 6.20am in Perth and I have been wide awake since 5am, I thought I’d fill in some time while the kids watch ‘The Flintstones’ with a post on possibly the finds of the year – for me anyway. The Pinga Bridgewater on Loddon/Bendigo Nebbiolo 2007. From my understanding this is a second label from the Pondalowie folk in Bendigo, with Bridgewater on Loddon being found midway between Kyneton and Daylesford in Victoria’s Spa country.

Dark and brooding in the glass with an almost endless deep set tawny colour with purple hue, the aroma is straight out of the Piedmontese – a tight bouquet of lavender and violet with that evolving to black olive tapenade over the following two days. The palate displays tight and fine tannins and acid combined with effortless apricot, dark chocolate and after two days the trademark tar. All in all a super wine and priced in the mid 20’s is a dead-set bargain – simple!

Drink with slow cooked beef daube
Drink till 2016
Screwcap 13.5%v/v $25 from Red, White and Amber in Kew


  1. think you had better do a google maps for Bridgewater, Tim. it is possible that the nebbiolo came from Daylesford way as Pinga is the name Dom and krystina use for their non home block wines.

  2. Thanks for that anon.

    The Bridgewater came from the back of the label, and you will notice on bottom of first paragraph that there is reference to Daylesford which is very close to the Loddon river. Bendigo is in regard to where Pondalowie is based, as Halliday refers to it anyway.

    Prefer to get info from bottle rather than Google, but thanks anyway