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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  • No Jack, not damaged taste buds. There's a lot of bad PN around. It's ... ... Syrah, Zin, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, but the only other one that people do it with is Nebbiolo in Piedmont.In Germany they take, or took, a different approach and out of one vineyard they'd do different vinifications from the same vineyard - one batch picked early and ... Read More

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  • Barolo Flori 2009


    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 in a pre-Christmas charity auction.Barola ... is a red wine made of the nebbiolo grape from 11 communes in Piedmont,north-west Italy south-west of Alba,an area known as the Langhe.My bottle was made by the Araldica Vini Piedmontesi co-operative group,16 members of which have plots in the Barolo area,and it s... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Barolo Preda Sarmassa Virna 96js 2011


    Rustic cherry juice in coloration and shows good clarity....perhaps needs decanting as it gets murky after the 2nd pour. Awesome jammy cherry and plum fruits, some modest alcohol, along with nice mocha, cocoa powder and muted vanilla and strawberry sweetness. Flavors follow suit, with mellow cherry, plum, ripe strawberry sweetness, cocoa and/o... Read More

    Wine review by chriscage

  • Ca' del Bosco Curtefranca Rosso 2008


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Rob posted a brief piece on the two decanted nebs over at WineBerserkers. 2 x 2008 Nebbiolo’s with Shocking Results#1 Post by Robert Pavlovich » Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:39 amDrinking up in Oakland the other night with a few friends and Nebbiolo connoisseurs. There was a good spread of wines on the table but a flight of two 2008 Nebbiolo’s yielded s... Read More

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  • Think Fox'll be posting something here later, but for the time being these ... Tortochot M-S-D2008 Wind Gap Nebbiolo Luna Matta & Glenn Rose2008 Sottimano Barbaresco Riserva2006 Giuseppe Cortese Barbaresco Rabaja2008 Wind Gap Syrah Sonoma Coast2011 Big Table Farm White Hawk Syrah2009 Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon Mt Veeder2013 Historic Vineyard... Read More

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  • Can't recall ever having a Wind Gap Pinot or Nebbiolo but have had some very nice syrahs from them. Cool tasting room in the Barlow in Sebastopol.DM, really would have loved to have made it to Fox's to meet and drink with y'all.  I was able to catch up with OT in October but missed seeing Fox as I didn't have any spare time outside of the Russia... Read More

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  • That's a funny coincidence that Jack asks about a Wind Gap a few days after ... ... you guys had a Wind Gap Nebbiolo. California Nebbiolo????????????My surprise is specious.  We are well aware of Foxall's fascination with the grape, and his fascination with growing the grape in California.I look forward to a more detailed report on the evening... Read More

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  • Don't know if anyone saw the most recent issue of Wine Spectator - November 2019?They reviewed a number of Canadian wines. Here is a sample.Checkmate -2015 Capture 91 $802015 Fool's Mate 91 $752015 Little Pawn 91 $852015 Queen Taken 91 $1002015 Attack 90 $902015 Knight's Challenge 91 $75They had a number of others too:Pinot Noir -2015 Flat Rock ... Read More

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  • Nino Negri Sfursat Sforzato di Valtellina 2015


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • 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;

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  • 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.

    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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