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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  • "When the moon hits your eye/like a big pizza pie/that's ... much ... much more like Freisa (and Nebbiolo) tannins than the sometimes tannic Sangio.  California has trouble elsewhere, including the Napa Valley, developing tannins and acids in its Sangiovese, so maybe this was an attempt to fix that.  Nice, but it didn't really hit my Sangio sw... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Amador County 101


  • It’s hard to say no to a million bucks. This past Wednesday the ... ... such as Sangiovese, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Teroldego and Marzemino.” Chardonnay is also a popular grape in Alpine Valleys vineyards, being used for “both sparkling and table wines.” Photo Credit: Alpine Valleys Wine Regi Read More

    From the article Australian Region Welcome Government's $1 Million Investment


  • I had a couple Cavallotto Barolos that certainly smelled, umm, poopy upon ... ... ... They were both clearly nebbiolo, but they screamed of their sites.  After a week of drinking wines from makers who had scattered sites, I was pretty comfortable calling thoseLast night we had a Minervois with our Mediterranean pasta and cauliflower dish.  It... Read More

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  • Sandrone is modernist, so it's interesting to see what's happening to ... burying some of what makes Nebbiolo unique. (Here I am sounding like some cocksure expert--I'm not, but this is certainly how many, including Oz Clarke, saw it, and consistent with my limited experience.) Some would say he's not a pure modernist because he uses barrels t... Read More

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  • Cinsault makes nice rose, but the reds I've had would make you want to ... ... to ... It's related to nebbiolo, or so I've read, so it is surprising to find that it is low in tannin. This article says it isn't, but then again he got his WSET certificate without drinking it, so that probably undermines its credibility.  I drank quite a bit las... Read More

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  • Well, as D said Garnacha is a good place to start. It's kind of an outlier. ... strictly true - Garnacha and Nebbiolo come to mind as being clear examples of that NOT being the case.Still it's one way to start. But there is a lot more to it - the wine making for one thing. So you need to consider the weather, the climate, the grape, and the win... Read More

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  • I have just read the most illuminating post I have ever read, "which red wines are most tannic", wow guys great details and some useful info.  But I'm most interested in the least tannic red wines.Reason?I have gout and tannins play havoc on gout and while I still want to try and enjoy Red Wine, esp good red wine I can longer drink medium or hig... Read More

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  • Have enjoyed several versions over the years, but I always go back to the ... ... ... cough syrup CA pinot], nebbiolo [barolo/barbaresco] or tempranillo  [rioja]) and even the likes of sherry and port. Perhaps most often in that sauce have it either with pasta, or serve it as an accompanying side dish to cross-sliced steak malagasy (green and... Read More

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  • Morels are in season and I just picked up 3/8 of a pound, so I'm looking for some interesting and delicious recipes to try, so any suggestions, please post them! Read More

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  • Massimo Rivetti Barbaresco Serraboella 2005

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    This wine is a deep ruby in the glass with great clarity. The nose is very inviting, with aromas of tart cherry over some nice earthy notes of smoke, tar and cedar. The taste takes be back to Italy, with some wonderful flavors of anise intermingled with cherry and candied plum at the outset, which quickly transitions to some earthy mineral not... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • 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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