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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  • Only can find them in fits and spurts in Tokyo. Even the Langhe Nebbiolo, and whenever I see it I grab a case or two. Ditto for the plain vanilla Barbaresco, which is a real step up--from an entry-level wine that is my idea of the ideal daily quaffer that can also even work on special occasions. So I, too, am a big fan.Posted back on Dec. 6 in O... Read More

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  • Considering that a number of wines posted here at the same price point as this ... as middling at best, this nebbiolo from the Piemontese hill country near the Valle d’Aosta looks like a steal.If I were in NYC I'd be going to the dinner. No matter what, this ain't same old, same old and is truly enticing. Obscure but with lots of history. I be... Read More

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  • As an FYI, this is a pick up from the store idea, as I want to enjoy it on ... ... on ... of an older Borolo (Nebbiolo) from JD does sound good.  I'll have the time to decant the wine so this exercise is to find something exquisite for my palate without much concern for the wallet. &nbs Read More

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  • Regardless of the Barolo's style, you'll get more of its potential out ... ... four or five year old Nebbiolo from the Piedmont. Plus if you insist on drinking 3 to 4 year old wines, how will your palate have a chance to evolve? Decanting is not the be all and end all and certainly cannot replace proper bottle age, too often being for show mo... Read More

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  • Nebbiolo Al (Barolo & Barbaresco), while the getting is good there is greatness to be had at $50. Of course you could easily go to the $100-200+ range there as well.How about a 2004 Oddero Vigna Rionda?2007 Produttori del Barbaresco Montestefano?They should be approachable now, and age for as long as you'd like.  Read More

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  • Rosato di Nebbiolo Il Mimo Cantalupo 2014

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  • This past Memorial Day weekend continued with Rolling Thunder on Sunday ... ... tasty.  I know the 2010 Nebbiolo from Barboursville Vineyards was good too.  We decanted both of the Read More

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  • Nebbiolo is a challenge to grow elsewhere, but that's because it's a challenge to grow anywhere, and it happens to have found a home in a place with very particular weather conditions.  That's problem number one.  It's a late ripener, so it has benefited by keeping the crop down to hasten ripening.  While other wines are now overripe, Piemonte h... Read More

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  • All sounds like a breath of fresh air, though I feel like reading the book is ... ... hits Fox. Now about that Nebbiolo. Read More

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  • VV, do whatever works for you.  I do mine by type, not country, in part ... is doing. Some stuff, like nebbiolo and sangiovese, might as well be by country because I have no non-Italian holdings of those to speak of.But if I'm needing a sparkling wine, why look for France, Cali, Oregon, separately?Of course, right now, I just look at the Magic... 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!

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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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