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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  • "While screw cap made huge improvements in the world of wine in terms of ... ... as Cabernet Sauvignon or Nebbiolo that benefit from oxygen exchange in bottle loosely speaking."Syntax is weird but they don't exchange oxygen through the cork.I have no beef with the Hawkawaka woman, but I've yet to read something by her that was illuminatin Read More

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  • Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco 2012

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    with some dark fruits and liqorice, and sweet as well Read More

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  • http://wakawakawinereviews.com/2017/03/06/advances-in-cork-quality-an-iq-session/ Interesting article on the latest in Cork technology from a recent technical session in the Napa Interested in the latest views from the US and other parts of the world Read More

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  • Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric Pre-Arrival Nebbiolo Barolo 2004

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    still young. fruity, savoury and spicy Read More

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  • Ceretto Bricco Rocche Barolo Brunate 1985

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    very well aged wine! ruby red in color, sweet, plummy and mellowed... 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

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  • 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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  • 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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