Nebbiolo is a red wine grape that originates from the Piedmont region of Northwest Italy and grows almost nowhere else on the planet. In fact, varieties have been grown in the Piedmont region since as early as the first century, where its most unique type became the iconic Nebbiolo in the 1200s.
Historically, Nebbiolo wine has been known for centuries in Italy as one of the best quality options, especially those made in the regions of Barolo and Barbaresco.
Because of how exclusive the grapes are, high-quality Nebbiolo wine is only produced in small quantities by old winemaking families. All of these contribute to the elite reputation that this gorgeous type has.
Exploring the taste profile of Nebbiolo wine
Nebbiolo wine is a full-bodied red, with a tasting always destined to bring about an intriguing experience. On the surface, the wine appears floral and light, with very fruity aromas that suggest that the wine is milder than it is. However, upon consumption, you can immediately taste the mature, intense taste of tannin that spreads from within.
However, despite the high tannin presence, it doesn’t detract from the fruity flavours of raspberries and cherry, or the aromas of anise and rose. This is why the fruity smells and aromas always shine through even when you freshly open a bottle.
Classic examples of Nebbiolo like Barolo and Barbaresco have been described to have a taste of “tar and roses”. Other taste descriptors include smoke, plums, mineral oil, violets, and leather.
While more youthful types of the Nebbiolo wine – for example, the Langhe Nebbiolo – show a deep-red colour, most other types are known to rapidly transform within just a few years. They are known to progress from deep, almost purple colours, to brick-orange and brick-red colours in the glass. This is because the skins of the Nebbiolo grapes are thin and have low pigmentation.
Nebbiolo wines are simple, yet complex; subtle, yet intense. If you like to drink Pinot Noir or fine Sangiovese, then you’ll no doubt love the taste of this beautiful, unique drop.
Buy Nebbiolo wines online and pair perfectly with…
Nebbiolo wines pair greatly with foods from that region as well. Serve your chosen bottle with northern Italian cuisine that features a variety of meat and cheese. For example, risotto, venison stew, and osso buco go perfectly with this vino. The high fat and cream in these meals balance out the high acidity and tannin content in Nebbiolo wines.
How to buy Nebbiolo wine online
The most popular examples of Nebbiolo we sell at The Melbourne Wine Store are the classic Barolo, Barbaresco, and the younger Langhe Nebbiolo labels. All of these wines have a full-bodied taste, with the obvious presence of high tannin and acidity.
If you’re looking for options with plenty of depth and body, but without sacrificing aroma and taste, then this wine is for you. At The Melbourne Wine Store, we stock up on extensive variations of aromas and tastes for you to choose from to explore the intriguing experience that is this unique drop.
The best part is that you can comfortably shop through our secure online website and we’ll deliver your order to your doorstep. Browse through our tasteful selection of reds, whites, sparkling wines, and other spirits to make your choice.