Our Best Nebbiolo Selection
14 Best Nebbiolo Reviewed
Find below the reviews for our wine selection of the 14 Best Nebbiolo so that you have all the info you need to pick what’s best for you.
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This outstanding Barbaresco Riserva is balanced and complex. Expect sour cherry, strawberry, plum, rose, tobacco and cinnamon.
This wine shows a mentholated cherry nose followed by spicy, smoky black cherry and floral notes on the slowly unfolding palate.
It has very dark color, not unusual for the Nebbiolo grape.
Launching a brown-orange edge of the wood bearings. Powerful, clearly a lot of tannins, but very nicely integrated.
Offers up generous fruit along with menthol, spices and hard candy, showing notable intensity while retaining an essentially mid-weight style.
Strong, intense and powerful when young, complex and elegant with the ageing.
The sources of the grapes, enriched by a small proportion of Nebbiolo from the Barbaresco and Barolo region, provide body, structure and a long ageing potential.
The fruit is intense and ripe but at the same time fresh with very sweet tannins. Nice fragrancy and longevity.
Intense garnet in color, the nose shows floral and spicy notes perfectly blended.
Tobacco, cherries, cocoa and fresh raspberry highlights. The palate is rich, full-bodied and elegant.
Lively, juicy and nicely balanced, with harmonious acidity framing the wine’s red fruit and medicinal flavors.
Very good depth and length here, with the tannins nicely supporting the wine’s finishing fruit.
Intense aromas suggest violet, rose, perfumed berry, leather and spice, with balsamic notes.
The focused palate delivers sour cherry, crushed raspberry, leather, mineral and white pepper alongside polished tannins.
Ruby-garnet red color. enveloping scent, with notes of licorice, red berries, hints of violets.
The taste is a distinctive, fine and persistent flavor and elegant feeling of fullness embellished with soft tannins that harmonize its vibrant structure.
An intense garnet color, and a well-pronounced and complex ethereal perfume, with dominant spicy notes (clove, cinnamon, pepper) and with hints of plum jam.
A dry, warm, savory, austere and harmonious flavor with an elegant quite persistent underlying taste of toasted hazelnut and licorice.
Deep garnet color, the nose shows delicate spicy, dominated by a clear and strong minerality; nice solid structure.
Brilliant garnet, typical of wines obtained from Nebbiolo grapes.
Elegant, its varietal perfumes marry perfectly with fresh eucalyptus notes typical of this particular vineyard, slightly withered flowers pink, purple and a sweet spices aftertaste.
Balanced tannins with a refreshing acidity. Notable harmony, structure and persistence.
Garnet red with orange-colored highlights. Complex, very fruity, elegant, intense and spicy aromas with flowery sensations.
Excellent body with power and stuffing, demanding, masculine, long and full.
Buying Guide to Nebbiolo
It’s not just about which Nebbiolo you should buy.
There are other important aspects like how to serve it, food pairings, and much more.
The below buying guide will give you a detailed overview of all these topics.
Here you find an overview of where Nebbiolo is most commonly planted.
Nebbiolo Taste Profile
These are some of the most common aromas and flavors of Nebbiolo.
Nebbiolo Food Pairing
These are some food pairing suggestions for Nebbiolo.
Serve and Store Nebbiolo
Here you find some useful tips on how to serve and store Nebbiolo.
What to do next?
Read our wine tasting guide to enhance your tasting experience and taste like the pro!
Alternatively, why don’t you check out our guides on Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon vs Merlot, or the other red wines?
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Nebbiolo.
What does Nebbiolo mean?
The common belief is that Nebbiolo comes from “nebbia”, i.e. fog in English, or “nebia” in Piemontese dialect.
Fog is a pretty common weather condition in the area especially during the harvest time in October.
What is Nebbiolo history?
The common assumption is that Nebbiolo originated in the thirteenth century in the Piemonte and Lombardia region in Italy.
It became popular internationally in the 18th century as a valid alternative to Bordeaux wine.
Today it represents roughly 10% of planted varieties in Piemonte, whereas Barbera represents a third.
Where does Nebbiolo grow best?
When is the perfect time to drink Nebbiolo?
Nebbiolo in his lighter version, i.e. Langhe Nebbiolo DOC, is an everyday wine.
If you opt for the fuller body and more complex styles is a great choice for rich fat dishes and red meats dinner.
Is Nebbiolo sweet?
Nebbiolo is not sweet. It is a dry wine which means it contains less than 15 g/L, or sugar per liter.
Learn more about wine sweetness level here.
What does the acronym DOC and DOCG mean?
DOC stands for Denominazione di Origine Controllata. It’s one of the highest classification in Italy.
DOCG stands for Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita. It’s the highest classification in Italy.
Every DOCG wine is tested before bottling by a committee of licensed judges which guarantee the quality of the wine.
To obtain DOC winemakers need to follow rigorous protocols for harvesting, cultivation, and production.
Other common classifications are DO and IGT.
What’s Nebbiolo's typical price range?
Nebbiolo is rarely an affordable wine but you can find good bottle around $20 for Langhe Nebbiolo DOC.
The other styles will be more expensive with Barolo being usually in the $60-$100 price range.
For those of you who are after the luxury segment be prepared to spend several $100s.
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