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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  • Guido Porro Paesan 2009

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  • Fratelli Oddero Barolo Rocche di Castiglione 2010

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  • Gianfranco and Serena Cordero Langhe DOC Nebbiolo 2012

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  • That was fun.  So  why can't US wineries of that size make such ... did taste.  Sangio (and Nebbiolo, until I change that) are a good argument for drinking outside the US, since there isn't much made here that holds a candle to the old world.  Oddly, French grapes seemed much more able to translate--maybe because Bordeaux is far from ideal gro... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Virtual tastings and rumors...


  • Okay, I relate to passing on the Virginia swill, having been pretty unimpressed ... that can actually make good Nebbiolo. And if you ever want to dig your toes into the sands at the edge of the Finger Lakes, they make some fantastic Riesling and are starting to make promising Cab Franc--a grape most Cali wineries turn into a hot mess, almost li... Read More

    Forum post in the topic vintage wine


  • Paolo Scavino Barolo 2010

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    Paulo Scavino Barolo 2010 fit the venue perfect. Impressive for it's youth. Read More

    Wine review by 1464471William Djubin 1464471 William Djubin


  • Paolo Scavino Barolo 2010

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    More Blueberry, Vanilla and Blackberry... subtle notes. long close. perfect for the event.***** Thank you Paulo Scavino Winery for making this possible.! Read More

    Wine review by 1464471William Djubin 1464471 William Djubin


  • Tokaj, Maule, Yarra and Georgia. They may not sound like much now, but a ... sauvignon blanc, and even nebbiolo.” Wine drinkers should also be on the lookout for wines from the eastern European nation of Georgia, also a UNESCO recipient for its ancient winemaking processes.  “Among the 15 most important varietals, one red (saperavi) and two wh... Read More

    From the article Bloomberg Predicts The Next Eight Great Wine Regions


  • Gearing up for a whirlwind tour of the who's who of Nebbiolo producers in Piedmont, I realized I would be meeting quite a few women. Nine of my 18 visits would be with or include women.  This struck me. In one generation, many of Piedmont's cellars have transitioned from conservative, male-dominated dominions. Whereas women who worked with the f... Read More

    From the article A Cultural Shift in Italian Wine


  • Sorry DV. Finishing a Nebbiolo right now so things are a little clearer. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Enophiles!


  • 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

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  • 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...

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