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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  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2014


    The Produttori del Barbaresco 2014 is as expected: cherries and cranberries on ... ... (this is, of course 100% Nebbiolo, but slightly lighter in style than Barolo, but most of you already know that well); Flavor is intense with heavy tannin (oak) ceiling and cherry floor. The length is good - quite long - with plenty of acidity for those al f... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • Michele Chiarlo Il Principe Langhe Nebbiolo 2014


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    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • A few stressful weeks at work so I haven't checked in for a while.I'm ... ... still planning to do the Nebbiolo thing. I had a conversation with some folks in a wine bar last night and they were talking about how pointless something like that would be since we know where good Nebbiolo comes from, but I completely disagree. If we felt like that... Read More

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  • A bit of correction, guys.  It was Foxall who wanted to plant a Nebbiolo vineyard.  I think he still has that itch.OT has even reduced his posting on WB. Read More

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  • Haven't heard from OT in awhile now - maybe he's realizing his dream of growing Nebbiolo in Paso. Read More

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  • One of the few real bargains left in France are found in the southern Rhone and Bouche du Rhône and fall under the appellation Cotes du Rhône and Cotes du Rhône-Villages.  These wines are delicious whether red or white, and are still affordable at good price to quality ratios.  Their copies in Australia, South Africa, Australia and North America... Read More

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  • What yr is Ladouy - been drinking them for years.  I like them best at the ... ... "Prunotta" Nebbiolo d' AlbaIt is possible to get good quality sangiovese and nebbiolo from that that vintage - and for that matter the 2016 - at reasonable prices. Good to hear from you Jack - how's the wif Read More

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  • Ascheri Barolo 2012


    Smooth Barolo - not too heavy - almost a Pinot Noir. Low acid. Read More

    Wine review by icbang

  • Make a trip up to Cincinnati yesterday and pick up a few while I was there,A ... ... Michele Chiarlo Langhe Nebbiolo ( An everyday Nebbiolo)A Can Blau Montsant (40% Carignan 40% Syrah and 20% Grenache)A Dr. Loosen Red Slate Dry Reisling from the Mose Read More

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  • Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne 2011


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • 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.

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  • 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;

    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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