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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  • DM - I'm not sure about Nebbiolo in Walla Walla.  The region seems to be too hot for Nebbiolo in comparison to Northern Italy. Some of the better Washington Nebbiolo I have had comes from Red Mountain vineyards.  Which is interesting, because when you look up "Hot Washington AVA" in the dictionary you find a picture of Red Mountain!  The quality... Read More

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  • Anyone trying nebbiolo in Walla Walla, Vino? Read More

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  • You are tracking right Red...good idea about Chateau Ste Michelle reds. ... ... ... steps, try some Langhe Nebbiolo from the Italian section (2010, 2011, 2012 should all work) and pair with some kind of meat dish. Or a little on the lighter side, Bourgogne (Red Burgundy) is the base level French Pinot Noir (2010, 2012, maybe 2013, avoid 2011)... Read More

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  • Azienda Agricola Cogno Montegrilli Nebbiolo Langhe 2014

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    This shows some astringency in the glass with tart notes of cranberry and cherry with floral notes of violet and rose petal wrapped in dusty earth. This opens up nicely in the mouth, showing a tart approach with cranberry fruit and puckering acidity, balanced well by the gripping tannins and black pepper and cinnamon spice. This is still quite y... Read More

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  • Cascina Bruciata Barbaresco 2010

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  • Oh yeah, maybe Nebbiolo is too acidicPaso Robles would be a good region for dark colored wines, ditto for Chateneuf du Pape in France. Read More

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  • The last wine I got this sensation in was a 2012 Quivet Cabernet Sauvignon Las ... you tried Barolo, or Langhe Nebbiolo? 2012 Sandrone Nebbiolo d'alba might be one to try if you like big tannins and complex fruit character.Cheers, and welcome to the foru Read More

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  • HI everone. New to Snooth here, but would love some recommendations. Not so much on the varietals- but specific wines/vintages if you have any favorites to share.I crave the darkest, inkiest wines that you can only drink with good friends (or alone haha) because your mouth turns purple. I tend to prefer dark fruits over red, full body, fruit for... Read More

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  • Settled for a very generic Salice Salentino last night.  We'll drink ... been my fall back for young Nebbiolo for a few vintages, although I found some non-DOCG last summer and a Gattinara that fit the bill, too.  I'm probably a little unusual in liking young Nebbiolo but I could sub it in for lesser Pinots pretty regularl Read More

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  • Tenuta Carretta Barbaresco Cascina Bordino 2010

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    Highly floral notes with tomato leaf, a fair bit of heat and earthy notes of clay and tar. The fruit comes in more on the palate, with tart cranberry, red currant and cherry notes, loamy earth and dusty clay, with potent acidity and spice coming through the back of the palate and onto the finish. Tannins add a bit of texture here, especially on ... Read More

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