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 Read more »

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  • Marchesi di Barolo

    Marchesi di Barolo was and is a winery that has received numerous awards for its wines and has be...

  • Cambria Winery

    Santa Barbara County is a quiet sanctuary of golden hills and well-groomed vineyards located t...

  • Cascina Bruni

    The vine growing and wine producing "Cascina bruni" properties are situated in piedmont, the grea...

  • Francesco Rinaldi & Figli

    The company was founded in 1870, when our grandfather, Giovanni, left Diano d'Alba and walked to ...

  • Conterno Fantino

    The making of high quality vine begin with the grapes. The work carried out in the vineyard ends ...

  • Renato Ratti

    Half way up the hill overlooking the main Barolo valley, along the first spurs of the neatly alig...

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  • Fontanafredda Barbera Piemonte DOC Briccotondo 2006


    WA 90. Yet to try Read More

    Wine review by dista23

  • Michele Chiarlo 2000


    Simple wine. Good buy for the $. Would drink again. Read More

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  • Travaglini Gattinera 2004


    Not sure if I would buy again. Acid was pronounced, not enough fruit. Had better for the money. Read More

    Wine review by dista23

  • Roagna Barolo Rocca 1999


    Solid Barbaresco! Had it with steak and couldn't get enough of it. Very well balanced, nice fruit, balanced acidity and tannins with a long finish. Would drink again. Great value. Read More

    Wine review by dista23

  • Cantina Giacomo AscheriWines reviewed:2007 Cristina Ascheri Gavi di Gavi ... Fontanelle88pts2006 Ascheri Nebbiolo dAlba Bricco San Giacomo89pts2005 Ascheri Montalupa Langhe (Syrah)87pts2004 Ascheri Barolo Vigna dei Pola90pts2004 Ascheri Podere di Sorano Barolo93pts2004 Ascheri Costa & Bricco Barolo92ptsI really did not know what to expec... Read More

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  • Giacomo Ascheri Barolo Coste Bricco 2004


    Fruit from Podere di Sorano Serralunga 15 days on the skins then aged for 28 months in Slavonian oak 60% used/ 40% newOpen and giving on the nose with black spice tones, tea, animal fur, leather, smoky/salty, sea air, nori, medicinal tones, great complexity and then layers of sunburned wild strawberry fruits emerge adding a nice sweetened tone. ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Giacomo Ascheri Podere di Sorano Barolo 2004


    Fruit from Serralunga 55 days on the skins then aged for 28 months in Slavonian oak 85% used/ 15% newIntensely fruity on the nose with a primary quality and incipient Asian spice tones. The fruit adds a bit of a dried fruit character and nuances of green cardamom and clove oil add complexity. This has absolutely jewel-like fruit in the mouth. It... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Giacomo Ascheri Podere di Sorano Barolo 2004


    Fruit from the Podere di Rivalta in Verduno, 12-13 days on the skins then aged for 2 years, 1/3 in new Slavonian oak, 1/3 in used Slavonian oak, and 1/3 in Stainless steel. From vines in production only since 1999.Very fresh on the nose, icy fresh with layers of hay, dried grasses, green flowers, menthol top notes all over slightly liquory, bram... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Ascheri Podere di Rivalta Nebbiolo d'Alba Bricco San Giacomo 2006


    Fruit from Verduno, 10 days on the skins then aged 6 months in Slavonian oak, ... ... elegant feel. The dark Nebbiolo fruit is faceted with a black spice edge and grace notes of wintergreen mint. This is youthful and ever so astringent but I like that! The finish is long with those very fine tannins offering some mouth grab. Long notes of ear... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Cascina Ballarin Traveling down the enlightened traditionalist road after only ... Langhe Rosso Cino 2006 88ptsNebbiolo 20%, Barbera 40%, Dolcetto A selection of grapes not destined to make more important wine8-10 day fermentation/macerationGentle leafy on the nose with some layered dried rose petals, small thin-skinned red fruits, smoky and ... Read More

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