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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  • La Spinetta Barbaresco Vursu Vigneto Starderi 2010

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    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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  • Travaglini Gattinara 2010

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    4 Stars. lighter than the 2009, obviously a reflection of the weather. ... and ... and they better understood Nebbiolo varietal from Piedmont. Cheer Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Travaglini Gattinera 2004

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    Musky Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • La Spinetta Barbaresco Vigneto Starderi Vursu 2010

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Pretty good price allowing a bigger plunge--get this Gattinara while the ... ... the ... Podere dei Ginepri, Nebbiolo, “Spanna,” Coste della Sesia DOC Piedmont, Italy 2012 Many of you are familiar with Nebbiolo’s uncanny ability to capture finessed perfume, freshness and grip unlike any other varietal. Although the most famous and expensive e... Read More

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  • Duchessa Lia Barbaresco 2012

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    garnet red, bold, with melon and spices, long finish Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Rocca Felice Nebbiolo d'Alba 2013

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    Garnet color with quite a bit of light coming through. Tart nose of, more than anything else, red cherries. Fairly light on the tongue. Light berry flavor. The most telling characteristic is acid. Moderate level of tannin. Lightness and acid tartness makes this an easy drinker. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Rosa Dell 'Olmo Barbaresco 2012

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    Red fruit and some floral notes on the nose, Red fruited with a high amount of acid and a bit floral on the palate too. Finish is long and very astringent. Bought at Trader Joe's and expected this wine to be more modern in style but this wine needs time. Give it a looong decant or better yet put it on it's side for fifteen more years. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Yet another example of how Italian wines--even Baroli--can provide relatively ... ... of some of the best old Nebbiolo we’ve had. Let’s find out how they’re holding up, by tasting Barolo from Burlotto, Cavallotto Riserva, Ceretto, Einaudi, Franco-Fiorina, Fontanafredda Riserva Speciale, Marcarini Brunate, Marchesi di Barolo, Bartolo Mascarell... Read More

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