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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Popular Wineries using Nebbiolo

  • Michele Chiarlo

    Our Philosophy is to produce wines whose characteristics faithfully represent that variety of pro...

  • Renato Ratti

    Half way up the hill overlooking the main Barolo valley, along the first spurs of the neatly alig...

  • Francesco Rinaldi & Figli

    The company was founded in 1870, when our grandfather, Giovanni, left Diano d'Alba and walked to ...

  • Rocche Costamagna

    On May 15, 1841 the police office of the royal Military Command in Alba granted Luigi Costamagna,...

  • Azienda Agricola Guido Porro

    The our vineyards are among the most famous for their enviable position in the famous cru Lazzari...

  • Tantara Winery

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

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Nebbiolo on Snooth

  • Nicolello Barolo 1984

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    Wine review by selzer


  • Ceretto Barolo Prapo 2001

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    Wine review by Gustaff


  • I'm sure this is the fifteenth time this has been posted, but I'm looking for a ... to have a great stable of Nebbiolo lovers in the ranks here?It is the year of Living Piedmont, after all.Least, ya know, for m Read More

    Forum post in the topic Piedmont (& other Italian)...


  • Marziano Abbona Barolo 2001

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    $60. Lovely representative of Barolo - big, deep, complex notes and classic finish. :) Read More

    Wine review by drake42


  • Barolo DOCG Serralunga d'Alba Az. Agr. Giovanni Rosso 2004

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    Bought one bottle $42 Zachy's 1/1/09. Rec. cellaring until 2014. Read More

    Wine review by drake42


  • Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Vigna San Giuseppe Bricco Boschis 1999

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    What a nose on this. Layered with dried floral tones, orange rind, minerals, black spices, a touch of tar and nuanced green anise seed and herb round out a remarkably still open nose. Powerful int he mouth with a luxurious richness. Perfectly balanced plush fruit draped over ripe tannins with perfectly integrated mouth watering acidity. This tig... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Travaglini Nebbiolo Gattinara 2003

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    Potpourri and spices on the nose. On the palette, plums, almost jammy and the tannins are little drying. Big fruity flavor and a good amount of tannin that will liky result in a very nice bottle of wine in a few years but I feel there's a lack of acidity here that may take away fromt his bottles life span. however, with all that said, a great... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Podere Rocche Dei Manzoni Barolo Vigna Cappella di Santo Stefano 1996

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    Buttery and lightly oaky on the nose which still reveals a core of wity fruit with classic red berry and tar notes. There is an initial wood flooring note that is off putting in the mouth and leads to a drying finish but the mid-palate reveals solid roasted blackberry and olive fruit. Tough to assess at this age but not without promise. 2014-202... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Oddero Barolo 1978

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    Another fine bottle yet this one was a touch leaner than the last. Still full of animal funk on the nose though the herbal quality was a bit more pronounced with an almost green coffee bean edge. In the mouth the wines dances across the palate with it's wonderful structural integration. There is plenty of sour cherry fruit and a decidedly tertia... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Ceretto Bricco Asili Barbaresco Faset 1990

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    This offered up modest aromatics with a cedary edge to the dark, oily, roasted coffee bean notes. Big woody tannins assault the tongue and clamp down on the finish leaving a brief window for the dark, modest fruit to fight for attention. The finish is bitter with a distinct popsicle stick finish. I just hope this is a bad bottle. 82pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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