Nebbiolo

 

Name of varietal: Nebbiolo
 
Common synonyms: Spanna, Picutener and Chiavennasca.
 
Parentage of the grape: Debatable whether it is indigenous to Piedmont or first plantings in Valtellina in Lombardy, Italy. 
 
History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for the Piedmontese autumn weather or the frosty appearance of the mature grapes). One is that it is indigenous to Piedmont, Italy. The other is that it was first planted in Valtellina, a valley within the Lombardy region, where it was then brought to Piedmont. There is some suggestion that in the 1st century, Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder gave high regard to a wine made in what is now the Barolo region, attributing to it similar characteristics associated with Nebbiolo. In the 13th century, there is reference to a wine called “nebili” from a grape that was growing near Rivoli outside of Turin. More concrete written Read more »

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Nebbiolo on Snooth

  • JD, you should give a serious look to this offering from Chambers St. over in ... years, with intense mature Nebbiolo aromatics, dry and savory; the wine is not overly tannic, but no Piemontese would ever serve this except at table, with a main-course meat dish like ossobuco or something grilled; do so and you will have a memorable treat.    |... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Epic Barolo


  • Marcarini Nebbiolo Barolo Brunate 1964

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    This smelled strongly of bananas, vinegar, and VA. Off putting is an understatement and the mouth was no better featuring harsh acids and a touch feel though this was quite rich. Thankfully there was little finish. A defective bottle and one I will refrain from scoring. My experience with this vintage has been troubling with only one particularl... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Marcarini Nebbiolo Barolo Brunate 1996

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    Tight on the nose with faint undertones of dark, slightly jammy fruits topped with hnts f fennel and cocoa that gained lift from a hint of VA. This remains fairly tight on the palate though there is an innate sweetness here t hints at the core of fruit. The tannins are ripe, not quite soft, but supple and embedded in the core of savory dark frui... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Marcarini Barolo Brunate 1998

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    A touch shy on the nose though with building aromas of earth, old wood, rose petals and a faint hint of game accented with a top note of mint. On the palate this was a softer expression of Brunate, very much in line with the character of 1998. Stewy orange and strawberry fruit early on the palate gave way to lots of red cherry tones on the backe... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Gaja Dagromis Barolo 2008

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    If your looking for Gaja, it isn't here in 2014. Short front and back. Nice flavor,,. but way, way short of Gaja Label. 88pts.I hope the 2009 impresses. Read More

    Wine review by 1464471William Djubin 1464471 William Djubin


  • In getting together with some LA and OC wine folks yesterday, I brought along this 1961 Oddero Barolo to the party that also featured a '66 Lafite, and a '66 Haut Brion, among others. I had sourced this Barolo just last week as something to throw at the pair of old 1st growth wolves, and spice things up. Sitting here this morning, I can easily c... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Epic Barolo


  • Sounds like fun Fox...too bad about the Barbaresco (maybe a little Nebbiolo Perbacco would've done the trick), but glad to hear we can now trade stories about'11 Barbera. I added a half dozen more myself to try recently, including 4 Marcarini's (which are hard to find), a Clerico and an Elio Grasso. Actually they were all hard to find as I had t... Read More

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  • Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc 2001

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    right now.. 91.. Read More

    Wine review by 1464471William Djubin 1464471 William Djubin


  • Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc 2001

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    Nice. In 2014. Ready to decant & pour.. Spill the wine and Enjoy. thanks for the Taste ST. Read More

    Wine review by 1464471William Djubin 1464471 William Djubin


  • Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc 2001

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    Wine review by 1464471William Djubin 1464471 William Djubin


  • The Best Nebbiolo/Barolo has been compared to the finest Burgundy. Giacosa vs. DRC. - I do understand the relation and contrast/ comparison. Pinot fans will love 2007's and 2009's. Domaine De la Romanee Conti vs. Bruno's Finest.

    Comment by 1464471William Djubin 1464471 William Djubin


  • For all of my fellow Nebbiolo lovers out there, I just posted a 1996 Barolo Retrospective on my blog at the V.I.P. Table. If interested, here's the link; http://theviptable.blogspot.com/2010/12/1996-barolo-retrospective.html

    Comment by 92549Eric Guido 92549 Eric Guido


  • OMG the best kept secret. Shhhhhhhhh!

    Comment by 249237Drunk as a Skunk 249237 Drunk as a Skunk


  • I found an excellent nebbiolo from L.A. Cetto in Baja California, on the region of Calafia valley. we found 2 big winneries, one from Domeq and the one from Cetto plus about 20 small winneries in the area, producing excelent wines, too bad we were only allowed one bottle per adult coming thru the border.

    Comment by 393561Baja wine lovers 393561 Baja wine lovers


  • Honestly, I saw this a couple of days ago and didn't say anything because I wanted to make sure it wasn't a mistake, but my order has been confirmed and the package has been shipped. The weight on the fedex tracking looks right. So I figure it's about time to share with my fellow Nebbiolo lovers..... Get it while you can, a $40 Barolo that dr...

    Comment by 92549Eric Guido 92549 Eric Guido


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