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

  • Fontanafredda Serralunga d'Alba Barolo 2009

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    Not bad but not great Barolo. Somewhat light in color and flavor. There's a bit of cranberry on the nose with some cranberry, red and black cherry on the palate. The acidity is a bit muted and the finish a tad short. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • If you've not personally tried them, where are you getting your information ... preference. Even in Italy, Nebbiolo is accorded a higher status and if you look at the prices of various wines, it's rare that Sangiovese approaches the cost of a Nebbiolo-based wine.As far as Pinot Noir goes, it is so challenging to grow perhaps if you're comparing... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Looking for Wine Feedback


  • I recently launched a project on Kickstarter called the Wine Diagram. I have about a month left, so I wanted to reach out to the wine community for feedback. The premise of the project is to document the major wine varieties and highlight the specific regions and brands that produce the best of each variety. There are nearly 150 types of wine th... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Looking for Wine Feedback


  • Mark--the lighter, slightly frizzante wines (Vinho Verde or Falanghina) are ... ... and thus balance out the nebbiolo which might be a bit over.Lots of interesting flavor engagement with that range of wines. Plus more learning about what everyone likes with hints for future tweak Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth! Suggestions...


  • You can search past Forum threads for examples of differing wine approaches to ... ... del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo from the Piedmont in Italy, or also consider a Marques de Riscal Reserva tempranillo from Rioja in Spain. If you want to cover your bets you could do half each. Pinot noir is just so pricey these days--plus many of the sides a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth! Suggestions...


  • Have a great $18 bold red for you...Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo...vintage 2010, 11, or 12 will work.Cheers,-JD Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth! Suggestions...


  • Hello fellow wine lovers! I am new to the snooth community, but am finding this platform to be a great place to research wines, as well as read helpful reviews. As an avid wine drinker, I am always interested in hearing other people's wine reviews, and I was wondering if some would help me with my search.  This year, my wife and I are hosting th... Read More

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  • Vigneto Brunate Barolo 2005

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    Wine Spectator 92 Read More

    Wine review by boavistaportugal


  • Negretti Barolo 2005

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    $38Decanter Silver Medal Read More

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  • I drank a bottle of $10 Barbaresco the other day.Barbaresco is a wine region ... from the indigenous grape Nebbiolo. The wines are aged for over two years at the winery and released three years from the January after the harvest - the current vintage is 2010. Prices range from the mid $20s to the upper stratosphere for a top producer or a Rise... Read More

    From the article Why Wine Should Know Its Place


  • 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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