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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  • Boasso Barolo Gabutti 1997


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  • Tenuta Carretta Bric Paradiso Roero 2009


    Slightly candied, simple but pleasant red fruit notes of ripe cherry on the nose. Bright red fruit leans to the cranberry side, with loads of tannins, fresh acidity and tar with a medicinal note on the long finish.88 pts Read More

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  • Secret Santa 2015 was a success!  We eventually figured out who the senders and recipients were based on past drinking habits and assorted sleuthing.  Some bottles were consumed quickly but others are in storage awaiting the right moment to enjoy them.  Thanks to everyone for participating.  Final pairings are listed below:JONDERRY - received bo... Read More

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  • Azienda Agricola Cogno Barolo Cascina Nuova 2011


    Spice and heat on the nose with floral notes of rose petal, some raspberry and a light medicinal note. Quite fruity in the mouth with a variety of red fruit flavors, raspberry, cherry and cranberry, very chewy with loads of acidity and some nice earth and oak on the finish.87 pts Read More

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  • A bunch of drinks poured for ourselves and another couple last Friday...Trying ... showed well. Early drinking Nebbiolo, that showed the complexity of the grape, though this is more on the feminine side, it's still plenty interesting and food friendly. I think my guests were impressed, but also a little out of their element with the wine, and ... Read More

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  • Renato Ratti Nebbiolo Ochetti 2012


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  • Unless you bought them with aging potential in mind, a fair few of your 2013 ... be surprised to hear that Nebbiolo or Sangiovese can foot that bill, as long as it’s vinified in a lighter, more elegant style. Some of the greatest examples of Sangiovese are in this style, and show great complexity, although they tend to be on the expensive side... Read More

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  • Welcome Becky, good to have some new "blood" here.Dry wines with ... ... big fan of red burgundy, and nebbiolo from Piedmont. However, if I had to pick a third (still talking dinner wines here) it might be off dry or even sweet German Riesling.I also mean to explore more hungarian wines. My wife is hungarian afterall, and I've traveled there w... Read More

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  • So happy to be amongst fellow oenophiles! I am a freelance copywriter, writing in the food, wine, and spirits industry.I am here to share my personal enthusiasm for wines, not for professional reasons.I live in Fargo, North Dakota, USA, where no one grows wine grapes to produce actual wine. I am just slightly better informed than a complete novi... Read More

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