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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  • Yes, you sure know how to hit the low hanging fruit! I suppose we could do ... most are not mono varietal nebbiolo.Also finding Nebbiolo changes drastically even over a few Km's. Fox, hope you have a back up plan!&nbs Read More

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  • So basically anything outside Toscana and Piemonte is fair game?Alto Piemonte ... is still Piemonte and still nebbiolo--even if it's called Spanna or something else. Gattinara/Ghemme/Carema/Lesona (all except the last I've posted on here) are just higher-altitude versions of the wine being made in Barolo and Barbaresco, and in several cases ar... Read More

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  • Planning to do some exploring into Italy's other wine varietals, those ... ... or popularity of Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Dolcetto, etc.First up is a Ruche with a few years bottle age by Montalbera, apparently a lighter wine that was traditionally brought out for special occassions...figure this should make for a nice apertif, and/or ... Read More

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  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2011

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  • Okay, I was pages behind here and missed the rundown on the Carlisle.  ... grow Barbera, Dolcetto, and Nebbiolo, for instance, but no one is doing that.  (Okay, not true:  Had one okay nebbiolo from there Read More

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  • Only can find them in fits and spurts in Tokyo. Even the Langhe Nebbiolo, and whenever I see it I grab a case or two. Ditto for the plain vanilla Barbaresco, which is a real step up--from an entry-level wine that is my idea of the ideal daily quaffer that can also even work on special occasions. So I, too, am a big fan.Posted back on Dec. 6 in O... Read More

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  • Considering that a number of wines posted here at the same price point as this ... as middling at best, this nebbiolo from the Piemontese hill country near the Valle d’Aosta looks like a steal.If I were in NYC I'd be going to the dinner. No matter what, this ain't same old, same old and is truly enticing. Obscure but with lots of history. I be... Read More

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  • As an FYI, this is a pick up from the store idea, as I want to enjoy it on ... ... on ... of an older Borolo (Nebbiolo) from JD does sound good.  I'll have the time to decant the wine so this exercise is to find something exquisite for my palate without much concern for the wallet. &nbs Read More

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  • Regardless of the Barolo's style, you'll get more of its potential out ... ... four or five year old Nebbiolo from the Piedmont. Plus if you insist on drinking 3 to 4 year old wines, how will your palate have a chance to evolve? Decanting is not the be all and end all and certainly cannot replace proper bottle age, too often being for show mo... Read More

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  • Nebbiolo Al (Barolo & Barbaresco), while the getting is good there is greatness to be had at $50. Of course you could easily go to the $100-200+ range there as well.How about a 2004 Oddero Vigna Rionda?2007 Produttori del Barbaresco Montestefano?They should be approachable now, and age for as long as you'd like.  Read More

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