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Taste of Piedmont Dinner

Nebbiolo fans unite. Some of the most highly regarded wines on earth hail from Italy’s north-western region of Piedmont, but it’s not just Barbaresco and Barolo worth seeking out. In fact, so ethereal and inspiring are the wines made in this part of the world that intrepid producers from Australia and New Zealand are crafting incredible New World examples, too. Join us in Melbourne as we take a deep dive into a 12-strong line-up of nebbiolo, barbera, arneis and timorasso from both here and overseas. 


Jeremy Prideaux
26 May, 2022
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2019 Cantina Delsignore Metodo Classico Extra Brut, Piedmont

A textural, refreshing and dry (3 grams/litre dosage) sparkling nebbiolo from the slopes of Gattinara in Alto Piemonte, this wine shows intense, slightly
fruity aromas with hints of bread crust. The palate is harmonious and red-fruited with a delicate bitterness.

2018 Giacomo Boveri Muntà l’è Ruma Derthona, Piedmont

A single vineyard wine comprised of 100% timorasso, this is Giacomo Boveri’s most powerful expression of the timorasso. White stone fruit intermingles with delicate spice, framed by a mid-palate burst of chalky, wet stone minerality.

2018 Hans Herzog Arneis, Marlborough

The gravelly, sandy soils of Herzog’s certified organic vineyard on the Wairau River are like Piedmont’s Roero terroir where arneis thrives. Hand-picked at low yield and naturally fermented, this rich, textured wine is vibrant with aromas of stone fruit and lemon peel.

2020 Longview Vineyard Barbera, Adelaide Hills

Inspired by the traditional barbera expressions from Piedmont, this medium-bodied wine exhibits savoury notes of nutmeg, rose petal and maraschino cherries framed by a lingering, varietal backbone of acidity.

2015 Dal Zotto L’immigrante Nebbiolo, King Valley

Hand-picked fruit from some of the oldest nebbiolo vines in the King Valley, this wine showcases great structure and an elegant palate. Expect notes of
red fruits, raspberry, hints of star anise rounded out with powerful tannins.

2019 Fontanafredda Langhe Nebbiolo, Piedmont

A powerful expression of Langhe nebbiolo, this wine shows perfumed aromas of red fruits and florals with earthy overtones. The palate is medium-bodied with notes of red berries, spice and game, framed by dusty tannins and a chalky thread of acidity.

2014 Hans Herzog Nebbiolo, Marlborough

Hand-picked from a tiny yield and fermented long and cool with wild yeast, this complex nebbiolo transports you to Piedmont with its wild herb, cherry, truffle and prune aromas, and ethereal structure. Certified organic with no fining or filtration.

2018 Henschke The Rose Grower Nebbiolo, Eden Valley

Planted in 2003 by Prue Henschke on the family’s organically and biodynamically managed Eden Valley vineyard. An intense yet supple wine, with fragrant rosehip and red cherry, flavours of cranberry and truffle, with crisp acidity and chalky tannins.

2020 Longview Vineyard Saturnus Nebbiolo, Adelaide Hills

A complex expression of nebbiolo, showcasing an intense fragrance of liquorice root and dark cherry with hints of violets and roses. The palate is medium- to full-bodied, spicy and delicious with rich, savoury fruit, refreshing acidity and structured, dusty tannins.

2019 Monchiero Langhe Nebbiolo, Piedmont

Crafted with fruit sourced from young vine Rocche di Castiglione, and a vineyard that sits between the Monprivato and Bricco Boschis crus, this Langhe nebbiolo showcases incredible Barolo terroir. It opens with succulent, sweet fruit, quickly developing to more classic savoury notes.

2018 Paitin Sori Paitin Barbaresco, Piedmont

A stunning expression of the Serraboella cru in Neive, from vines planted between 1953 and 1980. The nebbiolo fruit was fermented in stainless steel before ageing in large format Slavonian and Austrian oak for up to two years.

2016 Pizzini Coronamento Nebbiolo, King Valley

Taking its name from the Italian word meaning ‘crowning one’s achievements’, this nebbiolo is from a stellar vintage in the King Valley. It’s a complex wine with floral aromas and hints of spice, and a palate of rich, star anise and chocolate.