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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  • G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe 2012

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    started a bit harsh, but with some breathing became more mellowed, fruity and savoury, with fine oaky notes Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • G.d. Vajra Barolo Albe 2011

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    some oak notes, savoury, but quite heavy Read More

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  • I wouldn't join any wine club. But Invino sometimes has some pretty good ... did get a real nice Italian Nebbiolo from them. They can get some nice closeout stuff once in a while - they had some Randall Graham wines that were not available anywhere else and they have a few wineries that seem to use them exclusively to get rid of wine.It's like... Read More

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  • So several years ago while touring the CA wine country I came across a nice place where I liked both the proprieters and the wine. I signed up for their monthly wine club. A month later instead of getting my wine I get a notice that they can't ship to MA. Somehow I remained on their mailing list and now they can ship to MA so I ordered my very f... Read More

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  • Swiss PNs also work. I actually like an *aged*, well integrated claret best ... ... first, I think. Maybe nebbiolo from north of Barolo. Burgundy is a no-brainer, as indicated by the New Orleans resto's defaul Read More

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  • Started with the two champagnes, and white burgundies. The White Burgundy ... ... oohs and ahhs over the first Nebbiolo as well, the red label Giacosa. Chocolate flavored red fruits, classic barbaresco, and I suppose I did get some enjoyment out of that. Too bad it wasn't under better circumstances.However, this Sauv Blanc? 79' White showed fr... Read More

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  • La Loggia Barolo 2007

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    In the glass quite a fair amount of light passes through the winea muted, almost brown-tinged color. Phenolic nose. Lots of fruit on entryred raspberry, plum, cherrywith an herbal hintalmost minty. Surprisingly, light-bodied. Super tannic. Acid tartness makes me want to take another swallow. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • La Spinetta Barbaresco Vursu Vigneto Starderi 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • This Thursday evening at Officine BRERA, I'll get a chance to taste some incredible wines. Well, they sure look incredible on paper anyhow.Champs1966 Bollinger 1999 Clos des Goisses  White Burgs2004 Leflaive Batard Montrachet 2004 Pierre Yves Colin Morey Chevalier Montrachet 2007 Sauzet Batard Montrachet 1999 Bouchard Chevlaier Montrachet  Red B... 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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