Best known as the red varietal behind Barolo, the wine of Kings and the King of Wine in
Nebbia means fog in Italian, and fog does cover these rolling hills each year, giving the grapes an extra long ripening season. Nebbiolo is a late ripener and does in most years reach full physiological maturity here. Where it is planted greatly impacts its final character. Only in the most ideal sites (hillside exposures facing south) does it give its full expression.
The combination of substantial flavor – orange rind, black licorice, cherry, violets, truffles, “tar and roses”, saddle, and earth –with mouth-puckering grip from high fruit tannin and high acid content is one that is not easily appreciated by the novice. Nebbiolo wines in general benefit either from some time in the cellar, or from decanting a few hours before serving.
and the Sierra Foothills, California the grape
has moderate success It is also planted in New
Zealand and South Africa,
but never reaches the same heights as it does in Piedmont.
Elio Altare Barolo Vigneto Arborina, Piedmont (
Pio Cesare Barbaresco Il Bricco, Piedmont (
Italy) Poderi Aldo
Conterno Barolo Riserva Gran Bussia, Piedmont ( Italy)
Giuseppe Mascarello Barolo Monprivato, Piedmont (
Luciano Sandrone Barolo, Cannubi Boschis, Piedmont (
Paolo Scavino Barolo, Carobric, Piedmont (
Gaja Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo, Piedmont (
Vietti Barbaresco Masseria, Piedmont (
Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili Riserva, Piedmont (
Produttori di Barbaresco Barbaresco, Piedmont (
Prunotto Nebbiolo d’Alba, Piedmont (Viña Alicia Nebbiolo, Lujan de Cuyo,