Top 12 non-Italian Nebbiolos

8. Fletcher Nebbiolo, Adelaide Hills, Australia

FletcherWinemaker Dave Fletcher is about as deeply into Nebbiolo as its possible to be.

He lives in one of the small towns of Barolo, Monforte D’Alba, and produces four Nebbiolo’s from different regions: Barolo and Barbaresco in Italy, and Adelaide Hills and Victoria in his Native Australia.

He worked his way up to being the lead assistant winemaker at Ceretto winery for a number of years and currently makes his Fletcher wines there.

Using Nebbiolo grapes from the Ann Lees (for his Adelaide Hills wine, featured) and Malakoff Estate (just south of Landsborough, on the slopes of Victoria’s Pyrenees), Fletcher ferments naturally in open-top fermenters and ages his wine in used barriques and botti, with a small proportion of new wood.

The Ann Lees vineyard was planted with a small acreage of mixed clones of Nebbiolo in 1998 – making Fetcher’s Adelaide Hills Nebbiolo some of the oldest Neb in Australia.

 

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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