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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  • Fontanafredda Barolo Vigna Lazzarito 1998

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    The wine is a nice garnet color with a bit of brownish tint along the edges. The nose presents aromas of leather, anise, blackberry and spice box that makes you feel like you've just walked into and old school Italian deli in New York, just what you would expect from a mature Barolo. The taste is just wonderful, a brief blast of ripe fruit up ... 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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  • Some very tempting offerings here. Well organized listing, too. Barolo by ... ... example of fully mature Nebbiolo. Jamie Wolff  |  16 in stock  |  $179.99 Cordero di Montezemolo 1973 Barolo Monfalletto  |  5 in stock  |  $74.99 Cordero di Montezemolo 1975 Barolo Monfalletto  |  6 in stock  |  $99.99 Cordero di Montezemolo 1976 Barolo Monfall... 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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  • Bruno Giacosa, barbaresco 2001 A light ruby red color with a slightly orange rim. Initially, bright cherry fruit on the nose with rose petal and a woodsy mushroom undertone. Very pure nose that sang Barbaresco and with time the nose darkened and allowed the trademark of tar to rise from this wine’s bouquet. On the palette, medium bodied with ...

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  • That's sounds amazing, Greg. I've had Mascerallo's Barbera and I keep on meaning to try the Barolo but have yet to have the chance. Looks like It's time to start seeking some out.

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