Palate: Dusty, Herbs, Spice, Terracotta, Drying Tannin, Cranberry, Sour Cherry
Nose: Dried Herbs, Red Cherry, Raspberry, Earthy Nuances, Roses, Elegance
Pairings: Slow Cooked Hare, Hard Cheese, Truffle Pasta, Roasted Cauliflower, Wild Mushroom Risotto
Also known as the King of Italy, Nebbiolo is from the rolling hills of Piedmont and calls the regions of Barolo and Barbaresco home. Like Pinot Noir, the grape has a wonderful way of expressing the complexities of the local terroir. Nebbiolo has unmistakably high tannins, helping it age incredibly well. But it’s also highly perfumed with red fruit and earthy tones. Some producers, including ones in Australia, are experimenting with more easy-drinking styles too. For this wine, save your prime cuts and rich meat, like duck, pork shank or prime rib.
The Canberra wine district is located within 30 minutes of Canberra. The geographically diverse region produces some of Australia’s most loved cool climate Shiraz, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Riesling and Chardonnay. New excitement is sweeping through the region as established winemakers are joined by a new generation of winemakers setting the scene for a future of new varietals that will increase the region’s fame through the decades ahead.