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A Look at Nebbiolo: What It Is and Where It Grows

The Nebbiolo grape variety is primarily found in the Piemonte region of northern Italy. This red grape variety is used in producing Italy’s Barolo DOCG and Barbaresco DOCG.

Recently Three Fox Vineyards in northern Virginia received a  gold medal at the 7th Annual Virginia Wine Lover Classic and a bronze medal in the 2015 Governor’s cup for its 2012 Piemontese Nebbiolo.

According to the Three Fox Vineyards’s website: “The princely grape of the Italian Piemonte, used for Barolo and Barbaresco, and estate grown at Three Fox Vineyards on the Virginia Piedmont. Elegant with great structure, black cherry, dark red fruit, and spice notes, good forward fruit and a symphony of flavors in the finish.“

About Nebbiolo

The Nebbiolo grape variety has been dated back to the 13th century. The grape variety was named for the fog that can cover the vineyards during the late fall harvests.  Nubbia is Italian for fog.

Nebbiolo needs a cool and long growing season. The grapes flower early and ripen late. Although Nebbiolo is said to be a difficult grape to grow, in addition to its home in northern Italy, Nebbiolo can also be found growing in Switzerland, Australia, Uruguay, Argentina and the US.

The UC Davis National Grape Registry offers a long list of  synonyms for Nebbiolo. While some of the synonyms incorporate the name Nebbiolo others are very different such as such as Martesana, Spanna, Pugnet, and Rosetta.

Two striking descriptions of wines produced with Nebbiolo grapes include roses and tar. Also look for fruit notes, bold tannins and acidity.

Nebbiolo Wine and Food Pairings

Nebbiolo is a wine that deserves to be enjoyed with good food. Consider pairing Nebbiolo wines with a wide variety of entrées including beef ribs, beef stews, and truffles.

When ever you travel try a wine made with Nebbiolo.


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