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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  • There's not a lot of Trousseau (Bastardo) panted in California, less than ... ... note on the mid-palate a Nebbiolo-like tannic grip pulls through the finish. Just over 122 the bottle left. Looking forward to seeing where it goes Tuesday nigh Read More

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  • Cana's Feast Bricco Red Vns

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    Wine review by James Whittaker


  • When you think of drinking wine at the appropriate age, what picture comes to ... why Cabernet Sauvignon and Nebbiolo age so well. How does this explain how Pinot Noir, a relatively low tannin variety, ages so well? Keep reading… Acid Like Tannin, acid is a key component of aging. A low pH coming from high acid levels contributes to the microb... Read More

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  • Manzone Barolo le Gremolere Rouge 2004

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  • Barbaresco Produttori del Barbaresco 2012

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  • Dmcker- here in CA we drink the best and cook with the rest! LOL!  Just ... ... a total sacrilege) or a Nebbiolo.   As far as whites, I am not picky as I use a lot of white wine to saute/deglaze pans.  Maybe OT should send me that chard Read More

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  • Hi everybody I'm a small store owner at the edge of the rust belt, my customers rarely spend over $20 for a bottle, and I am looking to improve my selection a bit beyond what is here now. If you have a minute to help a guy out let me know what you think are the best wines that usually sell for $20 or less. Thanks ! Read More

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  • Stop drinking those Fenoccchios so young!  An early drinking Barolo ... ... years.  Buy some Langhe Nebbiolo, like Perbacco, if you can't wait.  I'll PM you to arrange to buy all your Fenocchios and Cascina delle Roses.Okay, keeping expectations low is great, but there's no reason you can't drink good wine for under $15 if you buy from Italy. ... Read More

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  • I wouldn't try to recommend wines at all given the scant information we ... ... If you figure out that nebbiolo is your thing, then move up to Barolo; if it's New Zealand Pinot Noir at $15-25 that hits your pleasure buttons, then venture up to some Premier Cru or lieu-dits Burgundy or Russian River SVD Pinot. Come back and share your findings... 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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