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 history Read more »

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  • I announced it elsewhere, but I had been thinking about an offline in July. ... ... their traditional areas (Nebbiolo from Mexico?  Ribolla Gialla from Napa?) or maybe one of the big grapes we don't do often--Cab--from all over the world.  I'm really interested in S. African and Australian examples, also Italian and maybe E. European if we do ... Read More

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  • I saw that Sandrone Valmaggiore on sale a little while ago, and it's ... ... ... hesitant to buy Sandrone Nebbiolo because they are "modernists." On the other hand, at least one idea behind modernism was to make wine that was appealing young.  I'm odd that I like Nebbiolo even when it is young, although I think that more people are joining tha... Read More

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  • D, I'm not buying much until we get a few other things taken care of.  ... ... to a lot of the DOCG Nebbiolo from the Langhe.&nbs Read More

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  • Fox, obviously your cellar needs some strengthening.  ... 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.    |  7 in stock  |  $159.99 ... Read More

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  • No love for Baja? That does seem like one that may have made some real gains of late. Mexican Nebbiolo and all. Need some rec's for Georgia. Despite the history, few Americans drink the wines. Read More

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  • NG, nice to hear from you!  We met the owners of Windy Oak several years ... was a really nice, delicious Nebbiolo.  Layers of ripe red cherry with a touch of cola almost root beer on the back end. Bright and bracing acidity matches well with the surprisingly fine grained tannins that balance out the fruit quite nicely. Definitely a food wine,... Read More

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  • Here's the story by Vine Pair, which has made for some decent reads from my Facebook feed of late. Lots of interesting regions named here from China to Brazil to Texas. The other domestic region being North Virginia. Nearby, there's Baja and Canada.Tasmania and Croatia we've heard about for a while longer, and seem to have a bit more Cree than t... Read More

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  • You can buy 2015 California Cabernet if you look around, I'm sure.  ... to just find their regular Nebbiolo bottling and buy a ton of that.  Of course, the Riservas from the Produttori will get released as well, although I might just view that as a buying opportunity when they close out the regular Produttori. I'll look for the Barale Serraboe... Read More

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  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, eighty-three percent of wine from the ... Petit Manseng, Vidal Blanc, Nebbiolo, Viognier, and Petit Verdot are thriving in vineyards across the state. Grapes like Petit Verdot that are relegated to minor blending status in more notable regions are playing major roles in the Virginia wine industry.  Ther... Read More

    From the article Wine in America, Beyond California


  • I enjoyed a glass of this Nebbiolo from Langhe, Piemonte in Italy last night with pizza at a little restaurant in Washington DC.  Afterwards we walked over to the Sidney Harmon Hall to attend a ballet performance by the Washington Ballet and boy was it impressive. Read More

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  • 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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