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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  • I have a couple Camerons from 2011, Clos Electrique that is...curious to try his Nebbiolo and Chardonnay as well. Interesting about the Selosse, will have to look in to that! Read More

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  • Fontanafredda Mirafiore Barolo 2012

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    Light cherry, moist earth and a hint of mushroom on the nose, lightly floral with notes of clay. Tart, cranberry and red currant fruit with a hint of baking spice, plenty of drying tannins and a smoky tar towards the finish that tails off nicely leaving an earthy, chewy, oaky memory. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • GregI think we often think of new varieties outside of their traditional ... ... Aussie winemakers are trying Nebbiolo and Sangiovese as certain regions appear have the right soil and weather.  We also have a lot of Italians in Australia although not a huge number in the wine industry [they all make plenty of money from fresh fruit and veg and... Read More

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  • "The Leonetti Sangiovese is probably more of a novelty item Jack. It's ... many countries but sniff at Nebbiolo or Sangiovese because those can "only" be grown in certain regions of Italy.The main problem is that, as you see on the Pinot Noir thread, to do a good Sangiovese you need the same thing you need for any grape - a good vineyard, a goo... Read More

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  • I am hoping to get some input on what Aussie wine the Snooth Community is seeing on the shelves [either retail or restaurants] in your local areas.US wine in Australia is still very much limited to the bigger wine companies egArgyle Pinot NoirStags LeapBerringerEtudeOccasionly the big guns from Napa will appear on the Auction Sites.I am always h... Read More

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  • Well, weekends in theory mean more time to savor a wine. So complexity is key. ... These Valtellina's (a Nebbiolo) are a beau Read More

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  • I don't believe it.It's been raining like crazy, here, also.We're ... this, I'm not drinking Nebbiolo This one is just a tannic mess.  I'm the guy that is OK with tannin, but when they're all tannin all the time, I think I've found my limit.  At least I can say that this is not just another over-spoofed fruit-forward Napa Cab.Y'know, while I m... Read More

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  • Been raining here all weekend so nothing better than some comfort food for ... ... of red wine. This Adelaida nebbiolo paired nicely.The nose bursts out of the glass with red cherry and cranberry. There's tons of fresh red cherry, strawberry, mouth watering acidity, silky tannins, a fairly long finish and a bit of earth and tar on the back end... Read More

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  • Dancin Vineyards Tribute Red Blend Southern Oregon 2013

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    Floral, earthy and dusty aromas with dark, brooding fruit notes of blackberry and black cherry and restrained spice. This is surprisingly juicy and zippy on entry, but finds its character towards the mid palate with more dusty, earthy fruit notes of black cherry, birch bark and a toasty oaken finish that's drying and has good length, with just a... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Here in the United States we are on a first-name basis with our wine grapes. ... ... 2013Barbera, Sangiovese, NebbioloFloral, earthy and dusty aromas with dark, brooding fruit notes of blackberry and black cherry and restrained spice. This is surprisingly juicy and zippy on entry, but finds its character towards the mid palate with more dusty,... Read More

    From the article The Rise of Non-Traditional Wine Blends


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