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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  • Palladino Barolo Vigna Broglio 2004

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    2004 Barolo Vigna Broglio from a half-hectare vineyard just under the Castle of Serralunga, from 45-year-old vines, the 2005 was the last vintage before the vineyard was uprooted and replanted.Fermented in Stainless steel for 18 days then transferred to barrique, 50% new 50% second passage, for 2 years.This is not particularly giving with a fer... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Palladino Barolo Vigna Broglio 2004

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    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Palladino Barolo 2004

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    Fermented in Stainless steel before being transferred to botte, with a few second pass barrique for excess wine. This spends 3 years in barrel then 1 in bottle before being released.The nose here is very expressive with excellent complexity and depth to the jammy nose full of melon rind and black raspberry fruit. There are touches of iron, oyste... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Palladino Barolo 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Palladino Barolo 2006

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    Fermented in Stainless steel for 16-18 days before being transferred to ... a ... a fine juicy quality. Solid Nebbiolo 87pt Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Palladino Barolo 2006

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    Fermented in Stainless steel for 16-18 days before being transferred to ... a ... a fine juicy quality. Solid Nebbiolo 87pt Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • La Loggia Barolo 2003

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    No written review

    Wine review by hsperry


  • Paras Nebbiolo Mount Veeder 2000

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    No written review

    Wine review by Benski


  • Roagna Barolo Rocca 1999

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    Needs to open for 30 minutes then it rocks. Read More

    Wine review by charltondon


  • Fratelli Revello Barolo 2003

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    Nov. 18, 2008. BOT 244.JK Comments: $60. 15%. Tuscany. Evolved color - bricking. Dark, rich. Tar, and sandlewood, violets, chalky, rain water. A lot of wine. Intensity is amazing. Great acidity. Grittiness of tannins, especially in Barolo. Bacteria in mouth change the flavors. Read More

    Wine review by stephenmaloney


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