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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  • Nebbiolo is a challenge to grow elsewhere, but that's because it's a challenge to grow anywhere, and it happens to have found a home in a place with very particular weather conditions.  That's problem number one.  It's a late ripener, so it has benefited by keeping the crop down to hasten ripening.  While other wines are now overripe, Piemonte h... Read More

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  • All sounds like a breath of fresh air, though I feel like reading the book is ... ... hits Fox. Now about that Nebbiolo. Read More

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  • VV, do whatever works for you.  I do mine by type, not country, in part ... is doing. Some stuff, like nebbiolo and sangiovese, might as well be by country because I have no non-Italian holdings of those to speak of.But if I'm needing a sparkling wine, why look for France, Cali, Oregon, separately?Of course, right now, I just look at the Magic... Read More

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  • This book looks enticing but was looking for feedback from anyone who may have read it. Thanks Read More

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  • OK, I know I mentioned a trip to Colmar France in another thread but I may not ... ... and character.This is a Nebbiolo based red that is made in the Amarone style, hence the 15.5% abv, but didn't really show much heat.Finishing the spending spree was this Massolino Serralunga d'alba Barolo. This came highly recommended by the wine shop owner... Read More

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  • La Ganghija Nebbiolo d'Alba 2013

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    Just what pure Nebbiolo should be about.Earthy, spicy and floral, with deep concentrated flavors, leather mint. long harmonius and good acid levels Read More

    Wine review by dlpugh


  • Good metaphor, D.Grilled Ahi for me and Salmon for the rest of the family, but ... but ... and maybe a little Nebbiolo.&nbs Read More

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  • L.a. Cetto Nebbiolo Private Reserve 2012

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    A great every day wine - full medium body with a robust 'nose' and a surprisingly long finish. Read More

    Wine review by JulRenA


  • Nice, rckr. Speaking of California bigotry, I looked at my tasting notes ... to get good Sangiovese or Nebbiolo?  Sure, Syrah, Cab, we got that...)  His TNs track pretty closely, although he appears to have given France a try (6% of notes) without converting.  Good on him for waving the banner, but one of these days I will get him on a plane t... Read More

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  • Barolo may be Italy’s most famous red but surprisingly it hails from a ... autumns enabling the fickle Nebbiolo grape to achieve sunny ripeness. Tip; avoid Piemonte’s brass monkey winter! Barolo is produced from 100% Nebbiolo in eleven communes where generally two soil types rule, namely sandy marls found in the communes of Barolo, La Morra, C... Read More

    From the article The Barolo Wine Wars Have Begun


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