Nebbiolo Beyond the B’s with #ItalianFWT
Nebbiolo Beyond Barolo and Barbaresco
Join the Italian Food Wine and Travel Group on February 4 as we explore the Nebbiolo grape beyond it’s most famous incarnations of Barolo and Barbaresco! We’ll be posting and chatting about our findings on Saturday February 4.
If you have a blog and would you like to join us, just send an email to me at email@example.com. I’ll be looking for blog post titles on Tuesday, January 31. We post early on Saturday February 4 and chat on Twitter at #ItalianFWT from 10-11am CST.
Nebbiolo has its most well known home in the Piedmont region of Italy. The wines generally thought to represent the worldwide pinnacle of Nebbiolo are Barolo and Barbaresco. Nebbiolo is a finicky grape, and it isn’t grown widely outside the region, but it has found a home in other areas of Northern Italy and even a few vineyards in the US.
So go dig up a Nebbiolo based wine other than Barbaresco or Barolo and join us. Pair it with some food, or just write about the wine. Don’t write about wine, have you been to a place where Nebbiolo is grown? Tell us about it!
Here are a few ideas:
- Valtellina – in a small valley in far northern Lombardia, they make wine from the Chiavennasca grape (the local name for Nebbiolo)
- Val d’Aosta – a tiny wine region in far northwestern Italy makes a bit of Nebbiolo based wine.
- Other Piedmont towns – Roero, Caremma, Ghemme, Gattinara all make Nebbiolo wines
- Langhe Nebbiolo and Nebbiolo D’Alba – if you have trouble finding another Nebbiolo, you can try the understudies of the famous Barolo and Barbaresco.
- Finally, Nebbiolo is grown in a few vineyards in the US, in California and in Washington State. In a departure from our usual routine, we’re welcoming posts on Nebbiolo from outside its ancestral home of Italy.