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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  • Nino Negri Sfursat Sforzato di Valtellina 2015


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  • Damilano Marghe Nebbiolo Langhe 2014


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  • Mamete Prevostini Inferno Valtellina Superiore 2012


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  • Very nice Italian red made from the rare pelaverga grape which is native to ... this is a little darker than nebbiolo and a tad lighter than sangiovese. The nose is a bit earthy and has a touch of must.  Spicy ripe strawberry, rhubarb, a hint of leather, decent acidity and a fairly long finis Read More

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  • Hey DV!I did go to Taste WA and thought of you while I was there. All the ... a fantastic lineup and a new Nebbiolo that was awesome.Some newer and less well known wineries that I really enjoyed were:DamselJB NeufeldThe WallsUpside Down WinePollardSavage GraceLattaStructureElephant 7Cote Bonnevil Read More

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  • JD, a word of advice, if you love it (like I do), don't put off ... out ... ... out slightly darker than nebbiolo but lighter than sangiovese.  On the nose is a bit of old world earthy funk with black cherry a bit of shoe polish and something a bit floral.  In the mouth this is somewhat dry and rustic, ripe macerated black cherries and black p... Read More

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  • That does strike me as strange on the Amarone Jack. Tomasso has been my ... ... really a pure expression of Nebbiolo”. Whatever % of Barbers that might have been in there resulted in a much fresher, electric wine than the others at the table, including some Giacosa’s and Giuseppe Mascarell Read More

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  • Read up on Lindeman's thread, and thought this would be a good topic to discuss.To Greg's point about blending Merlot and sometimes Cabernet in with Chianti blends, I hear that trend had been on the downswing, which is probably a good thing for Chianti proper, though there will be some really good "Super Tuscan's" made from the blending as well.... Read More

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  • Lately I've been interested in learning more about CA regions other than ... ... or blends of Trousseau, Nebbiolo, Mission, possibly Cabernet Pfeffer, Pinot Noir, etc. They tend to have a rather earthy quality overall, but they're pretty well-made and always really interesting. I'd drink them all the time if I could.Then there's a place that'... Read More

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  • I have been enjoying Michele Chiarlo Barbera for some time now so when I ran ... this bottle of Langhe Nebbiolo it went right in my cart.13.5% ABV Translucent garnet in color. Ripe dark cherries and a touch of tar on the nose. Medium light in weight. Ripe red fruited with medium acidity with some earthiness and moderate drying tannins that lin... 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;

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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.

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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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