The beloved ancient grape variety of Italy’s Piemonte region is none other than Nebbiolo. Once thought to be named after the early morning autumn fog that forms in the vineyards of the Langhe, it is now believed to be named after the ghostly white Nebbia (Italian for fog) that veils the skins of this noble red grape. Nebbiolo is used to produce the finest DOCG wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. Though many of the region’s family-run wineries have been a part of the Piedmontese culture for generations, it is in relatively recent wine history that their wines have become genuine collectors’ wines of choice. The flavor and aroma profiles are captivating, with signature scents of tar, roses, violets, herbal notes, and red cherries. Though these wines are a lighter brick red in color, they are mysteriously tannic and age-worthy. Many of the best vintages can age for 20 years or more.
We offer our clients an array of the most exclusive and sought-after producers in Barolo and Barbaresco, such as Pio Cesare, Bruno Giacosa, Giacomo Conterno, Elio Altare, Domenico Clerico, and Roberto Voerzio. If you have yet to supply your cellar with the world’s finest Nebbiolo wines, make sure not to miss out on these delicious Italian treasures.