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Lambert Wines



Yarra Valley - Australia


It is rare to hear a new world winemaker admit the only grape they really want to make is Nebbiolo…and it involves not relocating to northern Italy. Luke Lambert is that man – and he has firmly established himself amongst the best Nebbiolo producers in the world. While he waits patiently for the recently planted Nebbiolo vines at his ‘Sparkletown’ estate north of the Yarra to mature, he continues to work with the Denton’s ‘View Hill Vineyard’ just east of Yarra Glen. The six-acre parcel is planted to seven clones of Nebbiolo and the granitic soils of the northwest facing site bring a mineral drive to the wine, coupled with a ‘traditional’ handling, produces an ethereal Nebbiolo. Nebbiolo is the first grape to bud and the last to be harvested at this vineyard. It was a mild summer in 2023 (a classic La Niña year) with an excellent autumn ripening period. Thanks to improved farming, Luke is calling this ” the best Nebbiolo we’ve made yet.”

The fruit was handpicked in early May and was fermented in open-top stainless steel tanks with ambient yeasts. After 18 days on skins, with frequent hand plunging and foot stomping the wine was pressed to old French and Slavonian 20hL foudre for aging, with frequent drumming and guitar sessions early on to ‘shake it up’ a bit, settling the lees. The wine was left to age, and after 17 months en foudre, the lots were racked to tank to settle and bottled without fining or filtration and just a small addition of sulfur.


  • Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
  • Vineyard: Denton View Hill Vineyard
  • Vine Age: 8-16-years-old
  • Soil Type: Granitic sand over granite bedrock
  • Viticulture: Practicing Organic
  • Fermentation: Native – stainless steel tanks (100% destemmed)
  • Skin Contact: 18 days
  • Aging: 17 months in 30-60-year-old 20hL French & Slavonian foudre
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • pH: 3.46
  • Total Acidity: 5.8 g/L
  • Total SO2: 76 ppm
  • Total Production: 339 cases

Tasting Note

The 2022 Nebbiolo stands out with its powerful elegance and complexity. Dark cherry and raspberry aromas are enhanced by savory tar and roasted meats. Supple tannins support rich black cherry and asphalt flavors. Exceptional length and balance define this prime New-World Nebbiolo.

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