Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo allevato a guyot.

Nebbiolo allevato a guyot.

Its origins date back only to the beginning of the fourteenth century. But only since the nineteenth century Nebbiolo is frequently cited in the works of the most famous ampelographers. There are two stories about the origin of the name: it comes from a “fog” because its grapes seem clouded by the abundant bloom, the other due to the late ripening of the grapes that often leads to harvest almost in the initial period of the autumn fog . Variety characterized by high morphological heterogeneity (sottovaritetà and clones). Difficult to cultivate, is restricted in areal particularly suitable. The bunch is medium in size, elongated berries spheroidal blue and black very pruinose. It ripens late and is the latest in the vineyards of Piedmont to be harvested. It is the basis of the great aging wines including the three DOCG Piedmont: Barolo, Barbaresco and Gattinara.

The wind is Nebbiolo grown in abundance especially in Piedmont Langhe and Roero in the province of Cuneo and the Upper Piedmont where we can point to the sub-areas of the Canavese especially in the municipality of Carema town in the province of Torino, Biella, Vercelli and the High Novarese. It is also present in the Astigiano although in smaller quantities. Outside of Piedmont is widely distributed in the Lower Valle d’Aosta, even more so in Valtellina. It ‘also in Franciacorta.