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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  • Rocca Felice Langhe Rosso Arbat 2015

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    This is a blend of barbara and nebbiolo and both show through at different times. The nose is nebbiolo but is barbara on entry with sharp acidity and finishes with the classic dryness of the nebbiolo. I really like the blend, just wish it showed more fruit. The search continues. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Travaglini Gattinara Piedmont 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Gabriele Rausse Winery Nebbiolo Reserve 2013

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    100% Nebbiolo. Red to brick red color. Cedar and cherry on nose and palate. Moderate tannin. Silky, balanced finish. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Al - there is the whole internet thing. You can order online. Or does VA ... ... money and look for the basic Nebbiolo bottlings, which tend to be far less pricey and will give you an idea of the producer's style. There's nothing like opening a forty year old Barolo from a great vintage, but we don't all have the cellars to allow that, and som... Read More

    Forum post in the topic 2013 Barolos are hitting the...


  • Malagon Tinto Mexicano 2015

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    Light coming thru garnet color. Something of a chemical nose. Muted prune flavor on entry. Then serious tannic bitterness. Just not a very good wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • It may have been and unfortunate use of terminology, v v.  I have no ... ... vines there might be a stray Nebbiolo or something else in there.As I said, I was pleased with this one.  Don't get me wrong this is not any life-changing, ethereal wine experience, but for less than $20 it is a pretty darned good everyday drinker.How's retirement goin Read More

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  • On the last night of Nebbiolo Prima, something quite unusual happened: we left the area of Barolo and drove thirty minutes south, to the township of Dogliani, where nebbiolo is not grown. While this did seem a bit odd at first, there were a few good explanations for it: This year, the annual event sponsored by Albeisa that focuses on the new rel... Read More

    From the article Superior Summer Reds: Dolcetto


  • Barbaresco Produttori del Barbaresco 2012

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    Light red fruit on the nose with a touch of a sweet floral note. Red fruited in the mouth with notible acidity with a long drying finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • 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


  • 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.

    Comment by 1464471William Djubin 1464471 William Djubin


  • 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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