Top 12 non-Italian Nebbiolos

1. SC Pannell Nebbiolo, Adelaide Hills, Australia


Stephen Pannell is regarded as one of the best producers of Nebbiolo in Australia. He spent a decade working as chief red wine maker at Hardys before starting his own project in 2004. Pannell draws from experience gained at Aldo Vajra in Barolo, as well as at Domaine Dujac and Pousse d’Or in Burgundy.

Pannell’s Nebbiolo uses blend of five different clones of the variety from Gumeracha in Adelaide Hills, all of which he himself has planted. Vinification involves hand-harvesting of the grapes, which are then left for 20 days in small open-top fermenters with no additions other than yeast for fermentation. The wine is aged in large old oak barrels for 24 months before bottling.

3 Responses to “Top 12 non-Italian Nebbiolos”

  1. Can’t believe you missed L.A Cetto Private Reserve Nebbiolo from Baja California, Mexico. One of the first new world nebbiolos and in our view one of the best. Authentic and delicious.

  2. Leonardo Ricardez says:

    Agree with the LA Cetto comment. Additionaly it is very affordable, and has a big following in Mexico.

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