Interesting article by Eric today in the NYTimes:
describing the efforts of LukeLambert in making great Nebbiolo in the YarraYarraVlly.
Interestingly, Eric dismisses growing Nebb in unlikely places like the SonomaCoast, describing the wines as "pleasantly fruity at best". I would argue that EmilioCastelli's Nebb grown in the GreenVlly area of SonomaCoast is far better than that.
We also learn that "loud drumming, especially with the bass drum" helps the sediment to settle and eliminates any remaining CO2 during the winemaking at Lambert's place. Hmmmm???
Anyway...a rather interesting read on the struggle to make great Nebb in Oz.
Luke Lambert in the Yarra Valley makes fine syrahs and chardonnays. But he wants to grow just one grape, make one wine and do it all himself.