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What is Nebbiolo Wine? | Nebbiolo Wine Styles and Regions | Barolo, Barbaresco & Langhe Nebbiolo

What is Nebbiolo? What are some noteworthy wine styles produced with this grape and in what regions?


Discover Nebbiolo Wine Nebbiolo is a thin-skinned red grape, mostly known for, but not limited to its production in Piedmont, which is in Northwestern Italy. Its name is derived from the Italian word for fog, Nebbia. Generally speaking, Nebbiolo is known for its high tannin, high acidity and its aromas ..

What is Sangiovese Wine? Sangiovese and its Relationship to Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montepulciano

What is Sangiovese? A little history and how it applies to Brunello Di Montalcino and Rosso Di Montepulciano


Sangiovese is a thin skinned red grape found mostly in central Italy known for its high acidity and medium tannins. This grape typically gives aromas of cherries, raspberries, and strawberries with a rustic and earthy component as well. Sangiovese’s name translates to “blood of Jove,” ..