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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  • Fontanafredda Langhe Barbera & Nebbiolo Eremo 2005

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    4 glasses. Had it with steak, porc aux champingnon a la Julia Child and Hebrew National hot dogs, a unique mixed grill, on Labor Day. Everyone loved it. Read More

    Wine review by Jeff in PBC


  • Barolo Il Merli 2004

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    Wine review by fredzimny


  • Wine Road through Provence and PiemonteLooking at the World through a Glass of ... of ... Where the Nebbia and Nebbiolo HangOur goal for the day was to reach Alba, the town at the heart of the Nebbiolo grape growing region pinned on its western and eastern flanks by Barolo and Barbaresco, respectively. A lingering mystery of the Nebbiolo grap... Read More

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  • Pertinace Barbaresco 2003

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    Wine review by fredzimny


  • Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Gallina di Neive 1998

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    Wine review by Andreas Bakken


  • Poderi Aldo Conterno Langhe Nebbiolo Il Favot 2003

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    A dark red color in the glass with aromas wafting up into the room after ... ... glass. This is one of those Nebbiolo's that you can smell, never taste, and still feel satisfied. On the palate, blackberries and licorice with raisin, earth, leather, cinnamon and a bit of charred wood on the finish which is long with a tannic kis Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Azelia Barolo Bricco Fiasco 2004

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    Spicy and aromatic on the nose. The palate is muscular, yet not overwhelming. Superb acidity and silky tannins. This wine will last for a long time!QChttp://www.questionofwine.com Read More

    Wine review by Quentin4


  • Barolo Margheria Azelia 2004

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    I have tasted the whole range of Azelia Barolos upon release in Arpil 2008 and Margheria is no exception to the excellence of Luigi Scavino's work. The wine is opulent & shows superb aromates on the nose. Liquorice, blackcurrant, leathery style at first it continues on the mid palate with plums and more violet. Present tannins with a beautiful m... Read More

    Wine review by Quentin4


  • Casa Vinicola Dogliotti Barolo 2001

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    Wine review by amcounsell


  • Azelia Barolo 2003

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    Faint brickish tinge at the rim.Nose: Black cherry, rose petal, faint smokinessPalate: Intense entry on the palate. Extravagantly plush. Black cherry again on the palate, persistent subtle sweetness right up until the finish which is reminiscent of raspberry-mocha. Tannins provide interesting structure. Would definitely stand to benefit from... Read More

    Wine review by akackerman


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