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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      The name in Italian means “foot of the mountain,” given its location at the foot of the Al...

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    The making of high quality vine begin with the grapes. The work carried out in the vineyard ends ...

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    The growing season was moderate to cool with only a couple of hot spells in June. The biggest fac...

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    Cascina Bompè The history of this magical place is interesting: the Celts who inhabited the ar...

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    The origins of the Damilano farming company date back to over a centry ago, when Giuseppe Borgogn...

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Nebbiolo on Snooth

  • 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


  • Beni di Batasiolo Langhe DOC Nebbiolo 2011

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    Red fruit with flora notes on the nose. Red fruit in the mouth with bright acidity followed by distinct dryness. The second day, the wine became more balanced with the fruit taking a back seat to the acidity and the finish became very dry with medium length. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Damilano Lecinquevigne Barolo 2009

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    Another wonderful one. Pale Brown Ruby in the glass, almost like a Tawny Port. Bright Cherry/Strawberry that gathers depth and becomes a deep jam taste. Dry Slate, Cocoa Mint taste, a bit of Cinnamon Leather, and a strange, but wonderful cocoa/citrus. Seems to me that this one is just beginning to age. Quite Something Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Travaglini Gattinara Riserva 2001

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    Un vino di 13 anni che conserva ancora il profumo di viola selvatica. Un vino dai tannini raffinati, di media persistenza dal colore aranciato diffuso. Sentori di mora e frutti a bacca rossa. Read More

    Wine review by Giorgio


  • Icardi Langhe Nebbiolo Surisjvan 2000

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    Enjoyed this on 12 Sep, 2014. Contrary to expectations, this turned out to be a ... ... full/bodied for a pure Nebbiolo at the age of 14 years.. Read More

    Wine review by Ruski


  • To welcome fall, and without a doubt the season has arrived, like clockwork, ... at this time are the great Nebbiolo wines that so many producers bottle at fair, though increasing less affordable prices. I have devoted quite a bit of space on these pages to Barolo and the 2010 vintage, and at the same time I have also suggested that the 2011 v... Read More

    From the article Barbaresco and Nebbiolo to Buy Now!


  • Produttori del Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo 2012

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    Below 15 years old, 20-23 days on skins, 6 months in wood Very balsamic on the nose with a huge pine resin top note, some sweet woody notes, sweet red fruit and a hint of mint. Rather sweet/tart in the mouth, though mostly tart with lots of cranberry and raspberry flavors. This is less balsamic in the mouth than on the nose, but it retains some... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Giovanni Sordo Nebbiolo d'Alba 2011

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    Hugely balsamic on the nose, which is quite aromatic and fresh with aromas of red frutti del bosco, camphor, and a hint of something a little spicy. With high acids on entry, this comes off as a bit lean, with sour cherry, in a simple, clean and decisive style. the finish is long and fresh, if simple and easy going. 85pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Cavallotto Nebbiolo Langhe 2011

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    Light herb stem, rose stem, and hints of mint accent the sweet fruit on the nose that has a jammy wild raspberry quality to it and hints of chocolate chip cookies,Fairly tannic on entry and bright with lots of acids, in a moderately powerful style that is very front loaded with sour cherry fruit and then tight and tannic on the backend powerful,... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Bric du Nota Nebbiolo D Alba Scarpa 2010

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    Monte Roero Big raspberry aromas with a liquory edge first greet the nose followed by lots of strawberry fruit, a bit candied but fresh, with hints of black raspberry candy. Smooth and rich in the mouth with perhaps a hint of RS as well. There are rich if gentle macerated herb tinged black berry and raspberry flavors on the palate with just a h... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • 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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