Like Pinot Noir with’Tude….
Nebbiolo shares with Pinot Noir a radiant personality: it can be alluring, mysterious and thrilling with a lithe style and an essential elegance, rather than chunk and grunt (as is more typical say, of Cabernet or Shiraz). Nebbiolo wines share with Pinot a similar, ultra-fine finish that tingles in the mouth, the uplifting and essential character of great wine.
See the full article on Nebbiolo’s ascension to the forefront of Australia’s palate and the Nebbiolo event of the year at the National Wine Centre here.
♦ Austria: Volume and price point Gruner Veltliner and Riesling of superb quality from family owned producer of high reputation.
♦ Germany: Fast rising Mosel producer with vineyards in Ürziger Würzgarten, Erdener Treppchen and Erdener Prälat. Entry level wines in screwcap.
♦ Sicily: Four generations producer of authentic Marsalsa and wonderful modern table wines from native varieties, Inzolia and Nero d’Avola. Fighting prices.
♦ Monforte d’Alba Barolo: Tiny producer, well recognised name. Gorgeous, glossy Monforte Barolo and varietals.
♦ Bardolino: Cutting edge producer of Italy’s ‘Beaujolais’ and brilliant Chiaretto (rosato) all in screw cap.
The following producer categories are currently available for distribution in Australia:
Champagne – A number of small producers, both the new wave and the long established.
North Italian Whites – Especially Alto Adige, Südtirol and Friuli.
Piedmont – Small, high quality estates of Barolo and Barbaresco -all communes. Also excellent value producers of the area’s varietals: Moscato, Arneis, Dolcetto, Barbera, Nebbiolo.
Tuscany – Chianti, IGTs and Super Tuscans.
Also, all other Italian regions and selected Spanish, French and Austrian.