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 three different examples from small Australian producers alongside three from the variety's homeland in Piedmonte. Each Nebbiolo was 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 both Australia and Italy.
2016 Adelina Nebbiolo
Adelina continue to firm themselves as one of Australia's premier Nebbiolo producers, and beautiful wines like this only enhance this reputation.
The 2016 vintage comes from the same Adelaide Hills vineyard as previous vintages, the famed Bowe-Lees vineyard in Woodside.
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 highly sorted Australian Nebb.Read more about 2016 Adelina Nebbiolo
2017 Ravensworth 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.
Only the fourth ever release of the wine, this comes from the near-perfect 2017 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, 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 2017 Ravensworth Nebbiolo
2017 Domenica Nebbiolo
"You’d be hard pressed to find a better Nebbiolo at the price."
- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)
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 2017 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 2017 Domenica Nebbiolo
2018 Fletcher Nebbiolo d'Alba
This is one of the most drinkable, loveable, enjoyable Nebbiolos from Piedmonte that we have tried this year.
It's the wine that Aussie ex-pat Dave Fletcher makes as a more approachable introduction to the variety and he nails it.
Rather than calling it a Langhe Nebbiolo (which allows up to 15% of another variety in the blend), Dave specifically labels it as Nebbiolo d'Alba which denotes the fact that it is indeed 100% Nebbiolo.
It's a joyous regional expression of the grape. Light in frame, juicy, floral, all the things that make a great early-drinking Nebbiolo.
Only limited stock available.Read more about 2018 Fletcher Nebbiolo d'Alba
2017 Alberto Oggero Sandro d'Pindeta
Growing up, Alberto Oggero would often follow his grandfather Sandro through the vines
It sparked a life-long love affair with making wine from his home area of Roero. He studied oenology in Alba, gaining the technical skills to compliment his passion. And in 2009 Alberto took over his grandfather's vineyard, eventually fulfilling his long-time dream of restoring the old family house and cellar.
He now lovingly tends to 3 hectares of vines across his home. This Nebbiolo is an ode to his grandfather. It's brought to life in concrete, released young and fresh. The perfect pulpy, nervy Nebbiolo to sink your teeth into young.
A flat out delicious wine with a great story that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. What's not to love?Read more about 2017 Alberto Oggero Sandro d'Pindeta
2017 Massolino Langhe Nebbiolo
The Langhe Nebbiolo is simply a more approachable blend of fruit that just didn't quite make the cut for the family's standard of Barolo.
You get all the charm of the Nebbiolo grape, you get the beauty of the Piedmonte region, you get the Massolino name, all at a much more hip-pocket-friendly price.
You drink the Langhe while the Barolo matures in the cellar, is the thinking. And drink it, we will!
This is a lovely release of Langhe from the Massolino family. It will improve over the mid-long term, but it doesn't need it to be enjoyed.Read more about 2017 Massolino Langhe Nebbiolo