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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  • My wife and I are headed to the Greek Islands for two weeks in June. We're looking for a heads up of some good wines to try while we're there. Any suggestions? Read More

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  • Barboursville Vineyards Nebbiolo Monticello Reserve 2004


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  • Marcarini 2001


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  • Paitin Barbaresco Red 2003


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  • Tenuta Rocca Nebbiolo D Alba 2004


    This wine really opens up and develops over time. Dusty nose of spices and raspberries. Very pretty fruit with a sour cherry backbone. Very versatile with a bunch of different dishes that were eaten with this wine. Even tasted ok with artichoke. Read More

    Wine review by adamlevin

  • Prunotto Nebbiolo Nebbiolo d'Alba Occhetti 2005


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  • Barolo Margia Massolino 2001


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  • Albarolo Fruta Del 2006


    389 Pesos en La Europea, Mexico City, dark color, very intense, hint of chocolate, but lack of character Read More

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  • Podere Rocche Dei Manzoni Langhe Quatr Nas 1997


    the wine totally rocked my world. (they have it by-the-glass at 11 madison in ... so so good! it is a blend of nebbiolo and pinot noir (my two favorite grapes!) and has the best of both. earthy barnyard meets delicate fruit, beautiful mouth feel, long finis Read More

    Wine review by evaem

  • Michele Chiarlo 2005


    Like most wines from the Piemonte region, Michele Chiarlo's Barbera d'Asti is rich with its notes of tobacco and cherry, and pairs extremely well with any stuffed pasta or gnocchi--especially truffle or ricotta cheese-filled pastas.It's also relatively easy to find here in the U.S. and well-priced, and is a wine that my friends in Piemonte regul... Read More

    Wine review by bellethellama

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