Cards of Wine

Nebbiolo (Italy)

Nebbiolo is a grape that grows in the foggy hills of Langhe in Piemonte.

Nebbiolo, Barolo and Barbaresco wines are made with 100% Nebbiolo grapes.

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Nebbiolo wines are known to be high in acidity, tannins, and alcohol:

Body
Tannins
Fruit
Acidity

Flavors

Nebbiolo tastes something between Pinot Noir and Syrah, and the smell of the wine is an important part of the consumer enjoyment:

Sour Red Berries. Wild Cherry. Cranberries.
Flowers. Rose Petals. Violets.
Dried Herbs. Truffle. Leather. Tar.
Chocolate. Coffee. Tea. Tobacco.

Food Pairing

Piedmont Cuisine. International.
Game. Rabbit. Wild Boar. White Truffle.
Mushroom Dishes. Mushroom Pizza.
Pasta or Risotto with Truffle.
Mature Cheese. Parmigiano Reggiano. Pecorino Vecchio.

Serving temperatures:
17-18°C (63-64°F)

The Ideal Glass

The shape of the glass does in fact change the taste of the wine!

The Bordeaux glass is the perfect gass for full bodied red wines like:

The Bordeaux glass is taller than other red wine glasses. It also has a slimmer bowl.

The slimmer bowl has the function of sending the wine directly to the back of the mouth for a maximum taste.

DOC(G)

Most notable regions:

About

Nebbiolo is an extreme grape that combines high acidity with lots of tannins.
Wines with Nebbiolo will usually need many years of storage before the high tannin is reduced to a comfortable level.
It develops storage flavors of truffles, leather, chocolate and tobacco.
The wines need storage and a high level of alcohol to be consumable.
However, they will never be completely soft.

It is believed that "Nebbiolo" is derived from the Italian word "Nebbia" ("fog").
During harvest in October, an intense fog sets into the Langhe region where the vineyards are located.
Or maybe it refers to the fog-like "dust" that forms over the berries as they reach maturity:

Nebbiolo