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Nebbiolo Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Nebbiolo, the great black grape variety produces a most distinctive and distinguished wine. The name, Nebbiolo, is a derivation of nebbia, or fog, a frequent phenomenon in the Piedmont of Italy in October when the Nebbiolo grape is harvested. Nebbiolo grown by Horton in the Piedmont of Virginia produces a delightful aromatic complexity and fullness of flavor which balances the acidity and soft tannins.

Varietal Definition
The red grape of Barolo and Barbaresco from the Piedmont region of Northwest Italy. Named after the word 'nebbia', or fog in Italian, which rises around the hills of Alba, the famous truffle countryside. It is noted for its high acidity and 'mouth puckering' tannins and its distinct bouquet of black cherries, liquorice and leather. A top Barolo will take years to soften but when mature will evolve the vegetal, gamy characteristics for which this Italian classic is famous. The colour on ageing Nebbiolo wines fades rapidly to form a distinctive brownish rim.


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