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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  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo 1978

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    This was wonderfully layered with a deep base of dried fruits and baked plums over which one found dried bay leaf, smoky earthy tones, asphalt and top notes of herbs, nettles and just a touch of ass. Aggressive and a touch astringent in the mouth this none-the-less is wonderfully precise and faceted with deep, extracted black fruits and spice to... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montefico 1978

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    A bit baked on the nose with notes of clay tile, baked raspberry and hints of burnt marshmallow and, leather and cooked bean starch. Sweet with lovely integrated structure and a fine lightness, this remains fresh and elegant with round fruit but does have a bit of a drop out on the middle. The rich wild berry and wild plum tones pick up again an... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Pora Riserva 1978

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    Decidedly citrussy on the nose with scorched orange rind and classic notes of earth, mineral, sandalwood, talc, campfire ash and dried, fading flowers. Big and round on entry with bright acids and lovely ripe tannins belying its age. There is plenty of spicy red berry fruit here and touches of tar and dried herb adding complexity. This has reall... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montefico 1985

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    Lovely aromatics here with seared cherry fruit built over layered oyster shells, rosewater and nori. The fruit takes on a wild tone and gains fine top notes of black tea and dried leaves. In the mouth this seems a bit washed out with a rich weighty palate impression yet subtle flavors of dark cherry and mineral. The acidity here is just adequate... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Pora Riserva 1985

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    A touch tight on the nose with sandy notes and a good violet tone adding some lift. The wild raspberry and lingonberry fruit remains intact and assertive. In the mouth this offers up a rich, sweet core of dark berry fruit. It has more obvious tannin than acid so it sits a bit heavily on the palate and finishes quite short, though there are appea... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Ovello 1985

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    Fleshy and gamey on the nose with background notes of old wood, earth and mineral. Just a few haunting berry tones recall the fruit. Decidedly better in the mouth with a velvety feel and bright red cherry and orange rind tone. This is round and mouth filling with crisp, moderate tannins and zesty acidity that leads to a zesty finish with fine he... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Selezione del Trentennio 1988

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    Deep and earthy on the nose with roasted meat, minerally cigar ash, cigar smoke, and dried mushroom notes framing the blackberry fruit. With air this turns muddied and gains a dank still water tone. Fresh and rich in the mouth with integrated tannins supporting a very nicely preserved core of fresh, if simple, loganberry fruit. The finish has a ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Moccagatta 1988

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    Floral and citrus aromas dominate the nose at first then fresh mushroom tones blossom to be joined by a bit of smoldering campfire and slightly roasted wild plum tones. With air this really gains depth and intensity with briary notes and a brilliant blackberry hard candy note. Lean and linear at first this was noticeably tannic and a bit low int... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Paje 1988

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    This seemed a bit closed with its dusty tone but opened slowly if grudgingly to reveal a soapy floral tone, old dried asphalt, hot rocks, and subtle herbal/rubber notes. In the mouth there is the sweetness of age wrapped up in a soft, flannelly palate impression. Wild berry and lingonberry fruit with bright, supporting acids and complicating sug... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Rio Sordo 1988

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    Strong tobacco notes waft immediately from the glass. With air they are joined by notes of leather, tree bark, dried wild flowers, coffee and salted plums. In the mouth this is dark and precise with a cool bitter cherry core of fruit that is bright and fresh but rather uncomplicated. This is fine and really does capture the essence of bitter che... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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