Friday, November 15, 2013

Wine Education : Nebbiolo

Wine Tasting at all FOUR locations

Come taste 2010 Vietti Nebbiolo Perbacco
November 16 from 11am-4pm.

(each store will also have other wines out to taste)
A little more education: We are going to try to feature either a grape or a wine region each week at our stores. We will give you some background information on the grape or region and feature a wine that highlights what we are featuring. We will taste that wine on Saturday at all four of our locations. We will post it here in our blog and send it out in our emails - click here to sign up for our emails

On our blog, click on the  label "Education" and you can read all of the education articles (see the right column under the heading "labels".

Wine Education: Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo is found predominantly in the northwest Italian region of Piedmont where it forms the base of many of the regions most well known wines including both Barolo, and Barbaresco. Despite the prestige and acclaim of Nebbiolo based wine, it is far from being the most widely grown grape in Piedmont.

Like Pinot Noir Nebbiolo is one of the most fickle grape varieties to grow, in fact compared to the annual growth cycle of other Piedmontese grape varieties, Nebbiolo is one of the first varieties to bud and last variety to ripen with harvest taking place in mid to late October. In some vintages, producers are able to pick and complete fermentation of their Barbera and Dolcetto plantings before Nebbiolo is even harvested. Despite it’s difficult nature a great Nebbiolo it is well worth the effort to seek out as few wines can match this varietal for sheer depth of flavor and elegance. 

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