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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  • News travels very fast in our hyper-digital age—sometimes too fast. Or ... (in some cases) barbera. But nebbiolo is not an early-ripening grape, and this made all the difference.Following a tepid August, summer seemed to arrive in September with dry sunny days and temperatures in the ‘80s. While it was too late to make much of a difference the... Read More

    From the article Nebbiolo Grape News from the Source


  • But stronger flavored squashes and the like and things that undergo browning, ... of dairy in the meal) with a nebbiolo from Washington.  That's a grape with serious tannins. It's also a good point that lots of folks in wine producing regions just couldn't have meat all the time but had lots of fresh produce for much of the year and drank what... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Diet Change with Wine questions


  • Hey fellow Snoothers,Haven't written in quite a while due to a slow down in wine consumption.Reason being I have switched my diet to Vegan, that means for those of you who don't know I do not consume any meat, poultry, pork, beef, fish. I also have discontinued all forms of Dairy.I did this for many reasons. Upon initiating it for more than a ye... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Diet Change with Wine questions


  • I ve tried the Nebbiolo of Cuna de Tierra, which is excellent. Its 60% Nebbiolo, 20% Malbec, 20% Tempranillo. Its a bold red wine, but it seemed less rustic and more refined then most mexican Baja wines. Cuna de Tierra is located in Guanajuato, central Mexico. There are new wineries opening all over Central Mexico... Queretaro, Aguascalientes, G... Read More

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  • Fontanafredda Barolo Vigna Lazzarito 1998

    Snoothrank:

    The wine is a nice garnet color with a bit of brownish tint along the edges. The nose presents aromas of leather, anise, blackberry and spice box that makes you feel like you've just walked into and old school Italian deli in New York, just what you would expect from a mature Barolo. The taste is just wonderful, a brief blast of ripe fruit up ... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • I announced it elsewhere, but I had been thinking about an offline in July. ... ... their traditional areas (Nebbiolo from Mexico?  Ribolla Gialla from Napa?) or maybe one of the big grapes we don't do often--Cab--from all over the world.  I'm really interested in S. African and Australian examples, also Italian and maybe E. European if we do ... Read More

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  • I saw that Sandrone Valmaggiore on sale a little while ago, and it's ... ... ... hesitant to buy Sandrone Nebbiolo because they are "modernists." On the other hand, at least one idea behind modernism was to make wine that was appealing young.  I'm odd that I like Nebbiolo even when it is young, although I think that more people are joining tha... Read More

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  • D, I'm not buying much until we get a few other things taken care of.  ... ... to a lot of the DOCG Nebbiolo from the Langhe.&nbs Read More

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  • Some very tempting offerings here. Well organized listing, too. Barolo by ... ... example of fully mature Nebbiolo. Jamie Wolff  |  16 in stock  |  $179.99 Cordero di Montezemolo 1973 Barolo Monfalletto  |  5 in stock  |  $74.99 Cordero di Montezemolo 1975 Barolo Monfalletto  |  6 in stock  |  $99.99 Cordero di Montezemolo 1976 Barolo Monfall... Read More

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  • Fox, obviously your cellar needs some strengthening.  ... years, with intense mature Nebbiolo aromatics, dry and savory; the wine is not overly tannic, but no Piemontese would ever serve this except at table, with a main-course meat dish like ossobuco or something grilled; do so and you will have a memorable treat.    |  7 in stock  |  $159.99 ... Read More

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  • The Best Nebbiolo/Barolo has been compared to the finest Burgundy. Giacosa vs. DRC. - I do understand the relation and contrast/ comparison. Pinot fans will love 2007's and 2009's. Domaine De la Romanee Conti vs. Bruno's Finest.

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  • For all of my fellow Nebbiolo lovers out there, I just posted a 1996 Barolo Retrospective on my blog at the V.I.P. Table. If interested, here's the link; http://theviptable.blogspot.com/2010/12/1996-barolo-retrospective.html

    Comment by 92549Eric Guido 92549 Eric Guido


  • OMG the best kept secret. Shhhhhhhhh!

    Comment by 249237Drunk as a Skunk 249237 Drunk as a Skunk


  • I found an excellent nebbiolo from L.A. Cetto in Baja California, on the region of Calafia valley. we found 2 big winneries, one from Domeq and the one from Cetto plus about 20 small winneries in the area, producing excelent wines, too bad we were only allowed one bottle per adult coming thru the border.

    Comment by 393561Baja wine lovers 393561 Baja wine lovers


  • Honestly, I saw this a couple of days ago and didn't say anything because I wanted to make sure it wasn't a mistake, but my order has been confirmed and the package has been shipped. The weight on the fedex tracking looks right. So I figure it's about time to share with my fellow Nebbiolo lovers..... Get it while you can, a $40 Barolo that dr...

    Comment by 92549Eric Guido 92549 Eric Guido


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