Fletcher's trans-hemispherical Nebbiolos


Walter profiles an Australian in the Langhe. On 5 March Walter will be hosting for members of the wine trade London's second Nebbiolo Day, the world’s most comprehensive celebration of the variety, including more than 500 wines shown by 92 producers from Italy and elsewhere.

Nebbiolo can exert such a strong pull on winemakers that some are willing to uproot their lives and travel to the other side of the globe just to get their hands on it in its homeland, the Langhe hills in Piemonte. That is exactly what happened to Australian Dave Fletcher. In 2004 he went...