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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  • Dmcker- here in CA we drink the best and cook with the rest! LOL!  Just ... ... a total sacrilege) or a Nebbiolo.   As far as whites, I am not picky as I use a lot of white wine to saute/deglaze pans.  Maybe OT should send me that chard Read More

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  • Hi everybody I'm a small store owner at the edge of the rust belt, my customers rarely spend over $20 for a bottle, and I am looking to improve my selection a bit beyond what is here now. If you have a minute to help a guy out let me know what you think are the best wines that usually sell for $20 or less. Thanks ! Read More

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  • Stop drinking those Fenoccchios so young!  An early drinking Barolo ... ... years.  Buy some Langhe Nebbiolo, like Perbacco, if you can't wait.  I'll PM you to arrange to buy all your Fenocchios and Cascina delle Roses.Okay, keeping expectations low is great, but there's no reason you can't drink good wine for under $15 if you buy from Italy. ... Read More

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  • I wouldn't try to recommend wines at all given the scant information we ... ... If you figure out that nebbiolo is your thing, then move up to Barolo; if it's New Zealand Pinot Noir at $15-25 that hits your pleasure buttons, then venture up to some Premier Cru or lieu-dits Burgundy or Russian River SVD Pinot. Come back and share your findings... Read More

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  • What is a great wine for a novice palate?  Read More

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  • Great story, JD!VV, here's how it usually works, as people who have been ... of immature Sangiovese and Nebbiolo, I have to go out and get things on an as-needed basis.  It's fun when I have time--I like hanging out with Elizabeth and David at WineMine, name-dropping Italian winemakers at Paul Marcus (they think I'm making it up!), and all tha... Read More

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  • Renato Ratti Nebbiolo d'Alba Ochetti 2013

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    Dark ruby color with jammy and spice notes. Medium body with traditional Nebbiolo characteristics. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • Filadora Nebrose 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Fontanafreddo Vigna la Villa Paiagallo Barolo 1998

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    A wine that doesnt smack you in the face with a single dimension. Very tame fruitmuch like raisins without the sweetness. Earthiness that suggests a rustic wine. Still firm tannin but supported by excellent acid. Im glad I have another bottle, and it can wait another decade for me. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Here are the wines from yesterday's party.I'd say California showed ... ... wine of the day to the Nebbiolo, but not saying much, as most of the oaky and grape tannin elements had resolved pretty well, and the fruit was there, good but not particularly interesting, with medium low freshness. Wines like these really make me miss Burgundy, but ... 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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