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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  • Sandrone is modernist, so it's interesting to see what's happening to ... burying some of what makes Nebbiolo unique. (Here I am sounding like some cocksure expert--I'm not, but this is certainly how many, including Oz Clarke, saw it, and consistent with my limited experience.) Some would say he's not a pure modernist because he uses barrels t... Read More

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  • Cinsault makes nice rose, but the reds I've had would make you want to ... ... to ... It's related to nebbiolo, or so I've read, so it is surprising to find that it is low in tannin. This article says it isn't, but then again he got his WSET certificate without drinking it, so that probably undermines its credibility.  I drank quite a bit las... Read More

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  • Well, as D said Garnacha is a good place to start. It's kind of an outlier. ... strictly true - Garnacha and Nebbiolo come to mind as being clear examples of that NOT being the case.Still it's one way to start. But there is a lot more to it - the wine making for one thing. So you need to consider the weather, the climate, the grape, and the win... Read More

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  • I have just read the most illuminating post I have ever read, "which red wines are most tannic", wow guys great details and some useful info.  But I'm most interested in the least tannic red wines.Reason?I have gout and tannins play havoc on gout and while I still want to try and enjoy Red Wine, esp good red wine I can longer drink medium or hig... Read More

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  • Have enjoyed several versions over the years, but I always go back to the ... ... ... cough syrup CA pinot], nebbiolo [barolo/barbaresco] or tempranillo  [rioja]) and even the likes of sherry and port. Perhaps most often in that sauce have it either with pasta, or serve it as an accompanying side dish to cross-sliced steak malagasy (green and... Read More

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  • Morels are in season and I just picked up 3/8 of a pound, so I'm looking for some interesting and delicious recipes to try, so any suggestions, please post them! Read More

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  • Massimo Rivetti Barbaresco Serraboella 2005

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    This wine is a deep ruby in the glass with great clarity. The nose is very inviting, with aromas of tart cherry over some nice earthy notes of smoke, tar and cedar. The taste takes be back to Italy, with some wonderful flavors of anise intermingled with cherry and candied plum at the outset, which quickly transitions to some earthy mineral not... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Actually, we had rose, too, from Campuget, last night.  It was somewhere ... but it's clearly Barolo/nebbiolo--the tannins are quite present, but really silky, it's brick red (which is right for the age), the acids are mouthwatering without being intrusive, and it has enough of the typical tar and roses that you get that meme.  Quite good with... Read More

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  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2006

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    Produttori del Barbaresco Aroma of flowers and cherry. On the palate sour cherry and plum along with some earthiness tones. tannins are still there, especially on the back of the palate. An exquisite medium to long finish. Decant this wine for at least 1/2 hour. Read More

    Wine review by zinfandel1


  • Roberto Voerzio Barolo la Serra 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by pablopapovitch


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