While some DNA evidence indicates Nebbiolo may have originated in Lombardy, but most believe it is an indigenous fixture to Piedmont. Pliny the Elder is thought to have described a Nebbiolo based wine in the 1st century. He doesn’t directly name the grape directly, but his analogies bear strong similarities to the flavor profile that is typical of Nebbiolo based wines.
Nebbiolo is known for being a very finicky grape variety. It blossoms early, making it vulnerable to frost, and ripens very late, in almost wintery conditions. It’s extremely susceptible to bad weather in the Spring and Fall. Fortunately for Nebbiolo, it has natural resistances to mildewing and rot, as it is always harvested in the foggy Piedmontese Autumn season (not so coincidentally, if you dissect the name Nebbiolo, to nebbia, this gives the Italian word for fog). This rich, deep, and mysterious grape makes some of Italy’s most beloved wine. Order now! Buy this iconic wine from our online shop, our delivery is very fast, our price is reasonable and your sale is always a guaranteed purchase.
Historically Nebbiolo is mentioned by name as of 1268, and is called Nibiol. It was recorded as growing in Rivoli near Turin. Later in 1303, there is reference to Nebiolo, from a producer in the Roero district. The Italian jurist Pietro Crescenzi describes an excellent wine made from Nubiola, in his 1304 treatise: Liber Ruralium Commodorum. According to 15th century law, in what is considered the current Barolo zone, there was a wide range of penalties for cutting down a Nebbiolo vine. The penalties ranged from being fined, to removal of the right hand, to hanging (though this was only for repeat offenders). Despite is scrupulous nature in the vineyard Nebbolio is grown internationally. There are wineries in Mexico, Argentina, United States, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, New Zealand, South Africa, and Australia.