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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  • Enjoyed this bottle with a big plate of spaghetti. Mostly nebbiolo but also has 20% vespolina and 15% croatina blended in. Bright red cherries, a hint of black licorice, a bit on the tannic side with a fair amount of acidity. Feels like it could use a few more years to settle down. Read More

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  • Vietti Barolo di Castiglione Falletto 2012

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    strongly structured with waves of plums and pepper spices Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Barbaresco Masseria Vietti Premier 2012

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    good balance of plummy fruits, spices and chocolate notes Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • G.D. Vajra Barolo Bricco Della Viole Piedmont 2011

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    rich, fruity, savoury, yet complex Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe 2012

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    started a bit harsh, but with some breathing became more mellowed, fruity and savoury, with fine oaky notes Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • G.d. Vajra Barolo Albe 2011

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    some oak notes, savoury, but quite heavy Read More

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  • I wouldn't join any wine club. But Invino sometimes has some pretty good ... did get a real nice Italian Nebbiolo from them. They can get some nice closeout stuff once in a while - they had some Randall Graham wines that were not available anywhere else and they have a few wineries that seem to use them exclusively to get rid of wine.It's like... Read More

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  • So several years ago while touring the CA wine country I came across a nice place where I liked both the proprieters and the wine. I signed up for their monthly wine club. A month later instead of getting my wine I get a notice that they can't ship to MA. Somehow I remained on their mailing list and now they can ship to MA so I ordered my very f... Read More

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  • Swiss PNs also work. I actually like an *aged*, well integrated claret best ... ... first, I think. Maybe nebbiolo from north of Barolo. Burgundy is a no-brainer, as indicated by the New Orleans resto's defaul Read More

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