Region: Canberra - Australian Capital Territory
Winemaker: Bryan Martin
Varietal(s): 100% Nebbiolo
Bryan Martin's winemaking is as refined as it is original, and this Nebbiolo is a wonderful example of what his colourful drops are all about.
This comes from the warm, dry 2019 vintage in the Hilltops region, and it looks fantastic. Bryan has uses his large-format Stockinger barrels for maturation, the bigger wood making a big difference in the final product. A sort of old-world meets new-world take on this iconic Italian variety.
It will be long-lived in the cellar and matches beautifully with a wide range of foods (Bryan suggests anything rich, rustic and gamey), but it's equally enjoyable to knock back now. If you're a Nebbiolo admirer then you'll love this, and if you're new to the variety then this is a quality place to start.