Although reasonably unheard of in Australia, Nebbiolo is considered one of the great wine varieties.
Bigger, more acidic and tannic than most types, makes it a long-lived and prized wine by collectors.
Historically speaking, Nebbiolo was a jealously guarded wine variety in its native Italian home. It has been cultivated since the 14th Century in Valtellina, an east-west valley in the Lombardy region at the foot of the Alps, north of Lake Como, this is the only region where Nebbiolo was grown in Italy outside Piedmont.
Nebbiolo has a reputation for being difficult to grow, but it does well in climates that are a suitable match for its homeland.