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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  • Azienda Agricola Tenuta Montanello Barolo 2002

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    This wine saw 100% new barrique and 8 days of maceration. Very autumnal and evolved on the nose with dried leaves, dried fruits, a bit sharp with spicy wood tones. Cedary and complex if evolved and a little spearminty. Very soft in the mouth, fluid and easy if slightly drying with licorice tinged dried fruit notes and a hint of rainier cherry. T... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • A To Z Night & Day Red 2004

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    Wine review by kwild50


  • Rizzi Nebbiolo Barbaresco 2001

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    I recently purchased and consumed a bottle of the Rizzi 2001 Barbaresco because I was looking for a full-bodied Italian wine but something different from the Chianti classico reserves that you usually see in the same price range.The result; I was very happy. The Barbaresco was strong with hints of dark cherry and no strong fore or after tastes. ... Read More

    Wine review by morais24


  • Cantina Dei Produttori Nebbiolo di Carema Nebbiolo Carema 2003

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    This wine is from the northwest region of the Piedmont section of northern ... ... all of these wines is the nebbiolo. While the Barolo and Barbaresco are fuller wines, the Carema is a medium bodied, less tannic wine that is grown higher in the Italian Alps. The aroma is sweet like strawberries and roses. A very fruit forward wine with tastes ... Read More

    Wine review by CTwine


  • One region of the wine world I haven't yet conquered (or really paid any attention to at all!) is Italy. This Friday, I'm entertaining some clients at an Italian restaurant, and I'd like to be able to pick a bottle without having *too* long a conversation with the sommelier. The wine list is exclusively Italian.I'll be looking for a red wine, ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Italian wine help


  • Pio Cesare Nebbiolo Barolo 2004

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    Wine review by bethesdafrog


  • Pio Cesare Nebbiolo Barolo 2004

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    I found the aroma to be very attractive and fruity scent. However, I felt the wine tastes a bit "light" and water-down. I don't know if that was because I brought it overseas via loading inside a luggage. Read More

    Wine review by Tic


  • Pio Cesare Nebbiolo Barolo 2004

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    Wine review by Tic


  • Conterno Giacomo Barolo Cascina Francia 2006

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    Superb. A wine that confirms my desire to want to move to Piemonte. Luscious. Harmonious. Elegant. Rich. Bejeweled. Quite a stunner. Dark forest floor fruit on the nose seduce you into the wine. Aromatic midpalate broadens the weight in the mouth without making the wine feel heavy. And the finish is soft and complete. Truly spectacula... Read More

    Wine review by danpetroski


  • Gigi Rosso Barolo Arione 2001

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    Very average wine, lacking in dimension. I've had better for under $10. Do not bother with this particular vintage at least. Read More

    Wine review by coroneus


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