makes rather unremarkable wines except for in scattered sites in
Northwestern Italy. Yet in some regions of Barolo and
Barbaresco some producers prove what an amazing wine Nebbiolo
can produce. While not a grape that produces many
economical bottles under 10 dollars we have included it in our
directory simply because it is a great grape that makes some
Nebbiolo is both high in
tannin and acid, which can make a wine that is a bit rough,
fortunately is also produces a decent alcohol level that softens
the final wine. It color is deep and dark when young but
when aged it actually develops orange like tinges. Its
aroma is complex and fruity with scents that are strawberry and
jam like. Tending to flavors that are earthy and woodsy
along with herbal tones like mint, anise and eucalyptus and
floral with rose like flavors as well.
The upper end wines from
Barolo and Barbaresco are wines that can stand decades of aging
with 8 years being a recognized minimum age time to produce that
full potential and mellow the harsher tones of the wine.
You probably won't see many Nebbiolo wines reviewed at
10dollarwine.com but it is a wine that commands a higher price
for a reason. Great care, age and very specific regions
are needed to bring out the best in Nebbiolo and even our staff
appreciates the cost such needs require.
Wine Grape Directory
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