#ItalianFWT Digs Deeper into Nebbiolo
Nebbiolo After the King & Queen
The Nebbiolo grape is the sole grape in two of the most famous and highly regarded wines in Northern Italy, Barolo and Barbaresco. These wines are known to be elegant, powerfully structured and built to age for decades. They also will set you back a few dollars!
Nebbiolo is a finicky grape to grow, but it is grown in several other communities in the Piemonte region, as well as northern Lombardia and a tiny amount in Valle d’Aosta. Our Italian Food Wine and Travel group will be exploring Nebbiolo this month, but outside of the two storied DOCG’s of Barolo and Barbaresco.
In a departure from our usual Italian-only focus, we’re allowing bloggers to explore Nebbiolo from the new world, since it’s such a rarity. You may also see Nebbiolo wines outside the traditional dry red table wine, as it is sometimes made into rosé or sparkling wine!
Blog and Chat With Us!
The posts below will go live on Saturday, Feb. 4. Our group will get together for a chat on Twitter 10-11am that day to discuss our finds. Join us at #ItalianFWT on Saturday morning!
- Jill from L’occasion shares The Test in Life is Unity: G. D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo
- Susannah from Avvinare shares Discover Off the Beaten Path Nebbiolos from the Caluso, Carema and Canavese
- Lauren from The Swirling Dervish shares 2015 Cantalupo “Il Mimo” Rosato Nebbiolo
- Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla shares Zuppa di Cipolla al Vino Rosso + Bava’s “Gionson” Nebbiolo
- Mike from Undiscovered Italy shares Let’s Go Grumello
- Jen from Vino Travels shares The Land and Soul of Ceretto
- Gwen from Wine Predator shares Silver and Gold: Nebbiolo from Santa Barbara and Italy
- Jeff from FoodWineClick! shares Nebbiolo Grows On My Desert Island