About The Pack
Australian Nebbiolo has come a long way over the last few years, with some fine examples of this famous Italian variety popping up all over the country.
This mix pack showcases six different examples from small Australian producers, each a stirring example of the variety, each hand crafted and nursed to bottle with love and care.
There's some for drinking now, some for the medium term and some for the long haul in the cellar, each offering a different yet beautiful view of the current state of this variety from this country.
2019 Ravensworth Hilltops Nebbiolo
Bryan Martin's winemaking is as refined as it is original, and this Nebbiolo is a wonderful example of what his colourful drops are all about.
This comes from the warm, dry 2019 vintage in the Hilltops region, and it looks fantastic. Bryan has uses his large-format Stockinger barrels for maturation, the bigger wood making a big difference in the final product. A sort of old-world meets new-world take on this iconic Italian variety.
It will be long-lived in the cellar and matches beautifully with a wide range of foods (Bryan suggests anything rich, rustic and gamey), but it's equally enjoyable to knock back now. If you're a Nebbiolo admirer then you'll love this, and if you're new to the variety then this is a quality place to start.Read more about 2019 Ravensworth Hilltops Nebbiolo
2017 Denton View Hill Nebbiolo
The Denton View vineyard is unusual in the Yarra Valley. The hulking granite boulders just under the surface of the vineyard are unique for the region.
Luke Lambert believes the Denton View Hill vineyard has the potential to make one of the country's best Nebbiolos. The combination of the aspect of the vineyard, the lean granitic soils and the long hang time in the Yarra Valley all adding up to huge potential for the site. The fruit from the site is split 50/50 between Luke Lambert's own label and the Denton View Hill label.
The major difference being Luke's use of very large format oak for his, as opposed to the 29-year-old 500L puncheons used for Denton. It's a wine for the Nebbiolo lovers.
Mostly classically styled but with a hint of new world influence.Read more about 2017 Denton View Hill Nebbiolo
2018 S.C. Pannell Protero Nebbiolo
"Seriously delicious drinking without any waiting."
Huon Hooke (The Real Review)
Steve Pannell's love for Nebbiolo stretches back to his days in the famed hills of Barolo.
He's always been an advocate for the idea that we should grow the right grapes in the right place and with development of the Protero label, he's putting that plan down on paper.
He's been working with the fruit from the Baldasso vineyard in the Adelaide Hills since 2005. After taking over a lease on this site in 2019, he quickly replanted it to more suitable varieties for the area, save for the Nebbiolo, which has been in the ground since 1999 which was left untouched.
Now he's crafting this wine as a Nebbiolo that is up for immediate enjoyment - no need to cellar, this is ready to roll.Read more about 2018 S.C. Pannell Protero Nebbiolo
2018 Domenica Nebbiolo
Peter Graham's Nebbiolo is a labour of love. He crafts it in a traditional way.
The fruit is gently handled from picking to the long, slow ferment. His two large traditional botte, his pride and joy, are filled by gravity. The juice is left to sleep for a few years prior to release. It's a long process to get the wine to bottle but it's worth the wait.
The 2018 is a brilliant release. This is set to be one of the benchmark Nebbiolo releases in Australia this year. For enthusiasts of variety, it's a must have.
It's become one of the most sought-after Nebbiolos in the country. Do yourself a favour and get some in the cellar while you still can.Read more about 2018 Domenica Nebbiolo
2017 Adelina Nebbiolo
Adelina continue to firm themselves as one of Australia's premier Nebbiolo producers. Beautiful wines like this only enhance this reputation.
The 2017 vintage comes from the same Adelaide Hills vineyard as previous vintages, the famed Bowe-Lees vineyard in Woodside. Unfortunately, Bowe-Lees burnt down during the bushfires of 2020. This is one of the final releases from this great vineyard.
The fruit spent up to 82 days resting on skins and went to sleep in old large barrels for a year before bottling.
It's a softer, more delicate expression of Nebbiolo this year - light, breezy but with the firm, granitic tannin that is Nebbiolo's signature.
A great release of this excellent Australian Nebbiolo.Read more about 2017 Adelina Nebbiolo
2017 Ben Haines Rendition Nebbiolo
This is Ben Haines' take on Nebbiolo from one of the country's most notable Nebbiolo sites.
The Malakoff vineyard produced exquisite fruit in the near-perfect 2017 vintage. Ben took full advantage.
After a wild ferment and extended time on skins, the tannins softened beautifully. It was then pressed to large old barrels for a long sleep before being bottled for release.
It takes a long time to get Nebbiolo right. Ben has seemed to get a handle on it very quickly.Read more about 2017 Ben Haines Rendition Nebbiolo