All About Nebbiolo

Mar 05, 2020 236

Hailing from the northern regions of Piemonte, Lombardia, and Val d'Aosta, Nebbiolo is the key to some of Italy's most refined red wines. Step into the vineyards to discover this prized grape variety.


Dating back to the 13th century and named for nebbia, Italian for "fog," this ancient and thin-skinned grape variety is right at home in the cooler climate (and yes, seasonal fog), ideal conditions for winemaking. Harvested in late October and November, this grape is rather fussy to grow – it can struggle to reach full ripeness and prefers the specifically sandy, silt-based soils of the northern Italian regions where it flourishes.

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