Nebbiolo [neh-bee-oh-low]

Definition: An important red grape grown in the Piedmont and Lombardy regions of Italy. The principal grape used to make Barolo and Barbaresco wines.

Grown primarily in: Italy, South America and United States

Best Climate: Hot

Winemaking: Varietal as Barolo and Gratiana Barbaresco, in United States as Nebbiolo.

Nose: Red fruits, nutty, cedar, spicy, mint.

Mouth: Full body, high tannins and acids.

Note: The three styles in Italy are very different: Barolo, Barbaresco and Gratiana.

Your Guide to the Varietal Grape

Varietal Facts

Select any varietal on the list below to learn the facts!

Barbera Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon Chardonnay
Gamay Gamay Beaujolais
Gerwurztraminer Malbec
Merlot Nebbiolo
Petite Sirah Petite Verdot
Pinot Blanc Pinot Meunier
Pinot Noir Riesling
Sauvignon Blanc Sangiovese
Semillon Syrah
Viognier Zinfandel