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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  • A couple of ways to look at this pre-Christmas offer:1) why spend any money on ... years, with intense mature Nebbiolo aromatics, dry and savory; the wine is not overly tannic, but no Piemontese would ever serve this except at table, with a main-course meat dish like ossobuco or something grilled; do so and you will have a memorable treat.    ... Read More

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  • Thanks for the warm welcome! First question: favourite producers is a muddy ... new world treatment for your Nebbiolo!7. Mexico: Casa Valmar (Mentioned in the Wine Bible as one of the most important wineries.)8. Montenegro: Plantaze (This winery uses only estate fruit from their 2,310-hectare vineyard plot. It's a singular plot! I consider Pla... Read More

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  • Hi! I've been active on the Vinous and Reddit Wine forums and was looking for new conversations today, and that somehow led me here. I'm Charine and I'm a wine writer/author. I travel and write about lesser-known wine regions including, Armenia, Georgia, Turkey, Mexico, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, etc. Ask me anything! Read More

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  • Wasn't syrupy to me.  Not like, oh, a lot of overdone cabs.  For ... ... Mourvedre and Cab, not Nebbiolo or PN.  They come right up and say hello.Or maybe I like crap wine.  After all, tonight we had lasagna, and I wanted cheap Montepulciano, so I bought a $10 Quattro Mani.  It was just great, fruity, delicious.  Nothing at all complicated, b... Read More

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  • Gaja Dagromis Barolo 2012

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    Wonderful Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Damilano Barolo Cerequio 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Enjoyed this bottle with a big plate of spaghetti. Mostly nebbiolo but also has 20% vespolina and 15% croatina blended in. Bright red cherries, a hint of black licorice, a bit on the tannic side with a fair amount of acidity. Feels like it could use a few more years to settle down. Read More

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  • Vietti Barolo di Castiglione Falletto 2012

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    strongly structured with waves of plums and pepper spices Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Barbaresco Masseria Vietti Premier 2012

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    good balance of plummy fruits, spices and chocolate notes Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • G.D. Vajra Barolo Bricco Della Viole Piedmont 2011

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    rich, fruity, savoury, yet complex Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • 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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