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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  • Villadoria Nebbiolo Barolo NV


    The best Italian red I've ever tasted for the money. I've been turning red wine ... ... a significant amount of nebbiolo graped wine. this barbaresco compared favorably. I heard it's made in fermented in stainless steel barrels instead og oak. Can anyone confirm tha Read More

    Wine review by Phillydog

  • Mascarello/Bartolo Barolo 2000


    we knew we were drinking this young, so we gave it about 6 hours of decanting, with some sips along the way.Nose of bright berry fruit, nice acidity, tea, spices, plum compote, more strawberries, and red licorice. It became more integrated by the time we were ready to drink it, but it was still very tight, and only starting to show its dimension... Read More

    Wine review by edub

  • Scanavino Barbaresco 2002


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    Wine review by drsint

  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Torre 2010


    Perhaps the greatest cooperative in the world. The consistant quality that ... you drinking good quality nebbiolo at a reasonable price with out having to wait 12-15 years for a Barolo. I am not suggesting this wine is of the caliper of a great Barolo...but it is a good start to appreciating the varietal which to me is the greatest of them a... Read More

    Wine review by hoovermarc

  • Famiglia Anselma 2000


    Mushrooms, roses, and red fruit on the nose. Nice flavors of strawberry/cherry with an earthy note. Not huge on complexity, but a nice balanced barolo for a resonable price. Read More

    Wine review by Mark1975

  • Marchesi di Barolo Barbera Barbera del Monferrato Maràia 2004


    No written review

    Wine review by slipton

  • Barefoot Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon California 2006


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    Wine review by ywang

  • La Loggia Barolo 2002


    Where can you buy this wine online? Thanks Read More

    Wine review by EBINE

  • Arthur Earl Nebbiolo 2003


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    Wine review by radavis3

  • Michele Chiarlo 2003


    Transparent cherry red in the glass. Delicate nose of spice, leather, and a hint of oak. Notes of red fruits including cherries. Superb balance here between the tart acidity and the other elements of the wine. Nice dryness with finely textured tannins. The finish is long and balanced quite well. Read More

    Wine review by ttutony

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