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

  • Azelia Barolo DOCG 2004

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    This is my second bottle of this in the last year, or so. Interesting tinges of brown in the glass. That surprises me a bit. Very light on the fruit on entry to the mouth. Overriding flavors/sensations are dust, tobacco and tannin. Tannin notwithstanding, not as full-bodied as I might have expected. Quite tart on the back of the palate. ... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • RBA, I noticed in one of your posts there was a photo with a bottle of pinot ... albeit a Barolo and a Langhe Nebbiolo), we had to drink from tumblers.  Know what?  It was a great meal.  Convivial and calm after 7 days for restaurants or big parties.  The Riedels were on the shelf right behind us and they never moved.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic New Quiz: What wine is this?


  • Perhaps we can throw all sorts of wines in here with a mysterious WTF factor, whether photos of the wine, its label, logo, descriptions or what have you. Who knows what they might be? I'll start things out.From the opening scene of the current episode of a well-received TV show: what is this wine? Does it actually exist? What, if anything, is wr... Read More

    Forum post in the topic New Quiz: What wine is this?


  • Vietti Perbacco Nebbiolo 2011

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    Hoping for the Best. & understanding how hard it is to Follow 2010 Nebbiolo. Read More

    Wine review by 1464471William Djubin 1464471 William Djubin


  • Kelly Slater lived on a beach, too, but he only became a world-class surfer ... ... going to change the nebbiolo landscape!).  Having all those connections to small makers makes staying local incredibly appealing, and, to be fair, OT does drink the odd European wine, but I concur with D on spreading the dollars around, at least a little bi Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • "They must be legit because they have a YouTube video for their ... ... tempranillo, sangiovese, nebbiolo, syrah, zin) I feel comfy and grounded, like I've come home for a visit. But it's a big world out there and staying stuck at home can make one stale...  ; Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Barolo Bricat Gramolere Manzone 2001

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    No written review

    Wine review by amina316


  • Boasso Barolo Gabutti 1997

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    Wine review by amina316


  • Palladino Barolo Ber 78 1978

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    No written review

    Wine review by amina316


  • One of Syrah’s problem with consumers has always been the savory nature ... plantings of Grenache and Nebbiolo have also been pretty impressive. With only 18 producers and growers and under 600 acres, out of a potential of 7,700 within the AVA under vine, it might seem that we’re making a mountain out of a molehill , but those molehills, the e... Read More

    From the article Discover Syrah in Ballard Canyon


  • 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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