Thirty grapes in thirty days: Nebbiolo

Grapes on a old wooden table and a glass of red wine

Today is the last grape so we thought we would pick one of the greats! Nebbiolo is one of the originals and has it’s own unique palate. The Italian red grape is rarely seen outside the region of Piedmont and is the grape we all have to thank for the stunning reds, Barolo and Barbarseco!

Barolo is Piedmont’s most famous wine and, along with Barbaresco, is one of Italy’s finest reds! Barbaresco inhabits the same region as Barolo and both wines use only 100% Nebbiolo grapes. Barbarseco is a slight younger wine that uses only 680 hectares to grow the Nebbiolo grapes. Barbaresco used 1,750 hectares. Both wines are DOCG status meaning that the Nebbiolo grapes are guaranteed to be grown in the region of Piedmont.

The finest grapes from the finest region. 

Nebbiolo is a early flowering grape that ripens late. The late ripening allows the grape to produce high levels of tannin, acidity and sugar making the grape bursting with fruit and delicate rose aromas. Cremaschi Furlotti, a prestigious vineyard in Chile, have created a Limited Edition Nebbiolo. This wine exceeds all expectations and is a fine wine filled with notes of dry cherries, tobacco, violets and truffles. The tannic structure brings notes of leather and earth is perfect with the richest, strongest meats you can think of!

For those who like to age their wines we recommend the best Nebbiolo’s to be kept for at least 7 years to show their true potential.

by Rebekah Hilton

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