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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  • Started with the two champagnes, and white burgundies. The White Burgundy ... ... oohs and ahhs over the first Nebbiolo as well, the red label Giacosa. Chocolate flavored red fruits, classic barbaresco, and I suppose I did get some enjoyment out of that. Too bad it wasn't under better circumstances.However, this Sauv Blanc? 79' White showed fr... Read More

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  • La Loggia Barolo 2007


    In the glass quite a fair amount of light passes through the winea muted, almost brown-tinged color. Phenolic nose. Lots of fruit on entryred raspberry, plum, cherrywith an herbal hintalmost minty. Surprisingly, light-bodied. Super tannic. Acid tartness makes me want to take another swallow. Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • La Spinetta Barbaresco Vursu Vigneto Starderi 2010


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  • This Thursday evening at Officine BRERA, I'll get a chance to taste some incredible wines. Well, they sure look incredible on paper anyhow.Champs1966 Bollinger 1999 Clos des Goisses  White Burgs2004 Leflaive Batard Montrachet 2004 Pierre Yves Colin Morey Chevalier Montrachet 2007 Sauzet Batard Montrachet 1999 Bouchard Chevlaier Montrachet  Red B... Read More

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  • Travaglini Gattinara 2010


    4 Stars. lighter than the 2009, obviously a reflection of the weather. ... and ... and they better understood Nebbiolo varietal from Piedmont. Cheer Read More

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  • Travaglini Gattinera 2004


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  • La Spinetta Barbaresco Vigneto Starderi Vursu 2010


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  • Pretty good price allowing a bigger plunge--get this Gattinara while the ... ... the ... Podere dei Ginepri, Nebbiolo, “Spanna,” Coste della Sesia DOC Piedmont, Italy 2012 Many of you are familiar with Nebbiolo’s uncanny ability to capture finessed perfume, freshness and grip unlike any other varietal. Although the most famous and expensive e... Read More

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  • Duchessa Lia Barbaresco 2012


    garnet red, bold, with melon and spices, long finish Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

  • Rocca Felice Nebbiolo d'Alba 2013


    Garnet color with quite a bit of light coming through. Tart nose of, more than anything else, red cherries. Fairly light on the tongue. Light berry flavor. The most telling characteristic is acid. Moderate level of tannin. Lightness and acid tartness makes this an easy drinker. 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;

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  • OMG the best kept secret. Shhhhhhhhh!

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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