Ripe Nebbiolo grapes from PiedmontRipe Nebbiolo grapes from Piedmont

Italian late bloomer

Cultivating Nebbiolo is time-consuming. This grape variety, mainly cultivated in Piedmont, ripens very slowly. And when the time comes, fog («nebbia» in Italian) often hangs in the autumnal hills, which explains the descriptive name given to this grape. Besides time, soil is also an important success factor: This demanding grape variety thrives almost exclusively on calcareous marl soil with a south or southwest exposure. Well-known Nebbiolo wines include Barolo and Barbaresco from the Langhe, at the heart of Piedmont’s wine industry. Nebbiolo is typically high in tannins with a lot of acidity. This grape is perfect for cellar wines as the full potential of this intense variety with its complex aromatics becomes apparent after maturing for several years.

Where it grows:

What it tastes like:

  • fruity with notes of sour cherries, herbs, caramel and dried pomegranate seeds

What it pairs (well) with:

  • game
  • roasts of any kind
  • sophisticated truffle dishes
  • a fine mushroom risotto
Wines from Nebbiolo
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    Italy, Piedmont
    100 % Nebbiolo

    300 cl
    Vigna Colonnello – Barolo docg, Riserva Bussia, Prunotto
    CHF930.00 netto n
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    Italy, Piedmont
    100 % Nebbiolo

    150 cl
    Vigna Colonnello – Barolo docg, Riserva Bussia, Prunotto
    CHF425.00 netto n
  3. - +
    Italy, Piedmont
    Nebbiolo, Barbera

    75 cl
    Micó – Piemonte doc, Beni di Batasiolo