Chalmers introduced a selection of Nebbiolo clones to Australia in 2001. The clone used for this wine is the MAT10 clone which was preferred for it’s later ripening, and retains higher acidity, making it better suited for the warmer climate of Heathcote. The vineyard was first planted in 2019 and has found its way into the Dott. range, inspired by Rod Bonfiglioli, that feature Northern Italian varieties.
Dott. Nebbiolo was picked in late March, destemmed with whole berry wild fermentation in tank with light pump overs. It spent a total on 28 days on skins and aged on fine lees in both stainless steel tank and old barrels. The wine is non fined, non filtered, vegan friendly and hand bottled and labelled on site at the winery.
The 2022 Dott. Nebbiolo is pale rose in colour with a little brick tinge. Its nose has lifted rose petals, wild strawberries, Damson plum, charry earth and a muscular perfume. The palate is classic young Nebbiolo, a core of red berries and lifted red florals with dry fine dusty tannins and pleasantly persistent.