From: Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo is considered one of the most noble grapes varieties of Italy, capable of producing high quality aged wines. The name, derived from the Italian word "fog" (fog), seems to have two possible origins. The first one is about its berries which are abundantly covered by a layer called "pruina", a substance that makes the berries opaque as if they were covered by fog. The second one, instead, is related to the fact that grapes, as they ripen in October, are often harvested during the foggy autumn days. Thanks to its properties, Nebbiolo vine produces grapes of the highest quality, resulting in a well balanced wine as for color, body, acidity and particularly persistent aromas. It is known to be a vine suited for aging with aromas that evolve in a spectacular way.The main wines produced with its grapes are the homonymous Nebbiolo and the famous Barolo.
Pairing: Ideally paired as an aperitif, it can also be paired with shellfish, starters, first courses and fish-based dishes.
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