Nebbiolo

For the graphic arts firm and type foundry, see Nebiolo PrintechNebbiolo (Italian), or Nebieul (Piedmontese) is a red Italian wine grape variety predominantly associated with the Piedmont region where it makes the Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) wines of Barolo, Barbaresco, Gattinara and Ghemme. Nebbiolo is thought to derive its name from the Italian word nebbia which means "fog." During harvest, which generally takes place late in October, a deep, intense fog sets into the Langhe region where many Nebbiolo vineyards are located.
Posts about Nebbiolo
    • Barolo in the spotlight: Barolo Boys and Barolo & Barbaresco

      Some of the protagonists of “Barolo Boys” (L to R): Elio Altare, Domenico Clerico, Chiara Boschis, Marco de Grazia. In 1983, a chainsaw echoed across the hills of the Barolo region. No humans were harmed in this Barolo massacre: Elio Altare took a chainsaw into the cellar of his family’s cellars and cut up the large botti, or large wooden casks, often leaky and fetid, that his father used.

      Tyler Colman/ Dr Vino's wine blog- 4 readers -
    • The Aglianico Grape in Campania

      Aglianico is an ancient grape variety. It was first cultivated by the Phoenicians and later brought to Southern Italy by the Greeks 3,000 years ago when they colonized the area. In Italy, Aglianico was first planted near modern day Pozzuoli and from there it spread to other parts of Campania. Pliny the Elder (d.79AD) wrote about it in his Natural History.

      Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Wine- 2 readers -
  • Italy: "wines of the moment"

    …. Tesco £7.99 Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT 2011, Corte Ibla 'single estate' (14% abv) - quite serious and full-on, a lovely Sicilian red made from Nero d'Avola with big ripe dark fruit and fairly firm-textured palate too. M&S £12 Lugana DOC 2013, Tenuta Roveglia (variety: Trebbiano di Lugana, 12.5% abv) - I've been through a few vintages…

    Richard Mark James/ Wine Writing- 4 readers -
  • Hitting the Century Club, in Virginia

    … Viognier Semillon Muscat Giallo Muscat Orange Muscat Canelli Nebbiolo Cabernet Franc Our next stop is Doukenie Winery where we can add: Riesling Tannat Syrah Sangiovese Wow, three wineries and we are 1/5 of the way there. Next we visit our favorite Rhone Ranger, Jordan Harris at Tarara Winery where we can add…

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  • Ornellaia tasting on Thursday

    … scene, long dominated by the Brunello’s based on the Sangiovese grape and the Barolo’s based on Nebbiolo grape, has been turned upside down by the emergence of Super Tuscans which feature a mixture of Italian and French grapes. These are big, bold wines with a lofty reputation and price. Whereas the top Napa wines have a certain uniformity, I find…

    Frederick Thurber/ The Wine Observer- 1 readers -
  • Climens the highest peaks

    … it was pretty sensational. Lovely woodsy aromas and lovely, bright and pure old Nebbiolo aromas. Sure it seemed a bit drier and more acidic than the Cappellano but I just put that down to terroir differences rather than cork taint. I didn't sense any mustiness. Château Climens 1985 I don't drink much sweeties these days apart from German Riesling and Loire…

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  • Do Bianchi Thanksgiving Six-Pack 2014

    … My Thanksgiving 2014 Six-Pack is almost sold out but there are still a few left. To order please just click the link below to email me. Thanks for your support… E buon weekend, yall! Above: this year’s six-pack includes the 1999 Bonci Verdicchio, one of the most stunning wines I’ve tasted this year. Old white wine? It’s what makes our world…

    Do Bianchi/ Do Bianchiin Riesling- 1 readers -
  • Monte Degli Angeli Piemonte Pinot Noir, 2011

    … and complex flavor profile. As for Monte Degli Angeli, it is a medium light Pinot color, bright and lively. I note the spicy cherry/cranberry tones of North Coast California Pinots--Anderson Valley, Russian River, Sonoma Coast. Ginger on the nose, slight pepper on the tongue. It's definitely not sweet, and it's definitely in the very early stages of its…

    Fred Mctaggart/ Artisan Wine on a Budgetin Pinot Noir- 1 readers -
  • Wine of the Day November 11, 2014

    … 2010 G.D. Vajra, Barolo “Bricco delle Viole” DOCG, Piedmonte, Italy. Giuseppe Vajra’s wines are absolutely beautiful, especially his latest set of Baroli, three from his family estate and the three he does under the Luigi Baudana label. This year they released a new Cru Vajra Barolo, the Ravera, and it is the most expressive and forward of his…

    grapelive.comin Riesling- 2 readers -
  • Fall 2014 Travel Update

    … If you’re wondering what I’ve been up to the last couple of months, well, this is it. WSET Level 3 book Hittin’ the books again! Studying for the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Level 3. Well that … and this … Amalfi Coast, September 2014 I’m generating stories for you guys. Here is a little preview. In September I travelled…

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