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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  • Vietti Nebbiolo Barolo Lazzarito 2005

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    Wine review by mistazang


  • Well my first full day here started with a shower and nice breakfast before ... length and the 2006 langhe Nebbiolo which was great with vibrant herbal tones, wonderful ripe fruit and just enough complexity to make it thoroughly engaging. Can't wait to buy a few bottles. The Monprivato 2003 was showing very well and the 2004 is destined to be ... Read More

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  • So i typed up a more detailed update and posted it but I don't see it here!In ... ... of notes coming from the Nebbiolo, Croatina, Vespolina and Cabernet in the blend it's a 12.5% winner!After Sella we drove down to Alba and had dinner at Piazza Duomo. Pretty brilliant food paired with the wines of cerretto. The 2008 Balnghe Arneis was precise... Read More

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  • La Spinetta Rivetti Langhe Nebbiolo Starderi 2004

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    The '04 "Pin", from La Spinetta REALLY benefitted from a half hour decant.The bled of Barbera & Nebbiolo, as mentioned elsewhere, truly is a "Super Piedmont". The structure of the Nebbiolo lends finesse to an aggressive and prominent display of both fruit and ever-evolving complexity.In truth; I felt like my old friend Nebbiolo was tutoring me ... Read More

    Wine review by ChipDWood


  • Origin 'Collection Series' Barolo 2000

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    I paid $3us from a bottom basement sale for this wine, and was impressed with the full-bodied, robust nature. Not fruity, but mildly oakey, I enjoyed this wine tremendously with a grilled steak, baked potatoe with onions and a cup of oyster stew. A very nice treat! Enjoy. Read More

    Wine review by jtsdus


  • Ferrero Barolo Manzoni 2001

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    Wine review by laqr


  • Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Vigna San Giuseppe Bricco Boschis 2001

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    Wine review by laqr


  • Cavallotto Nebbiolo Barolo Bricco Boschis 2001

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    Wine review by laqr


  • Cascina Bongiovanni Nebbiolo Barolo Pernanno 2004

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  • Cascina Bongiovanni Nebbiolo Barolo Pernanno 2001

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