Definition of Nebbiolo in English:

Nebbiolo

noun

mass noun
  • 1A variety of black wine grape grown in Piedmont in northern Italy.

    • ‘In producing single vineyard bottlings of the same grape variety, Nebbiolo, he immediately emphasised terroir and native expression.’
    • ‘Occehetti is made entirely from the Nebbiolo grape.’
    • ‘Made from the Nebbiolo grape, this is one of the new styles of Barolo.’
    • ‘There have been dramatic advances in vineyard techniques, and growers in all the communes are re-planting with a more balanced blend of the three allowed clones of the Nebbiolo vine.’
    • ‘Barolo is a dry, tart red wine made entirely of Nebbiolo grapes from the district of the same name in Piedmont, in northwestern Italy.’
    • ‘It is obtained from Nebbiolo grapes grown in a narrow area called ‘Langhe’ and takes the name from the homonymous town Barolo.’
    • ‘Red wines made from the Nebbiolo grape, like Barolo and Barbaresco, are long-lived, complex, very serious wines.’
    • ‘The winemaker has managed to keep the Nebbiolo grape's assertive tannins and acidity in check.’
    • ‘Piedmont is a wonderful wine-growing region in northern Italy, noted for the Nebbiolo and Barbera grapes.’
    1. 1.1 A red wine made from the Nebbiolo grape.
      • ‘It is however indisputable there are great traditional Nebbiolos as well as great modern Nebbiolos.’
      • ‘In Piedmont, white Arneis is a bit of an afterthought for red winemakers focused on Nebbiolo, but this is a concentrated wine of rare complexity.’
      • ‘Though they are almost all drinkable now, they are Nebbiolos, and will benefit from at least another year or two in bottle; I expect most of them to age well for up to a decade.’
      • ‘We've done Amarone and Chianti, but have yet to have any of these yummy Nebbiolos for a club tasting night.’
      • ‘There are some good Nebbiolos starting to appear on the market.’
      • ‘Grown in the unique soils and microclimate of Rutherford, our Nebbiolos develop a vibrant richness similar to great port, but without the accompanying sweetness.’
      • ‘Through their painstaking effort and unrelenting passion, the Ferrando family is making some of the most interesting and tasty Nebbiolos in all of Piedmont.’
      • ‘Fitzpatrick's rarest wine, called Tir Na Nog, is a robust blend of Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, and Zinfandel.’
      • ‘The bottle we drank was an Alasia Langhe Nebbiolo, 1995.’
      • ‘While there are some quality Nebbiolos being made today, the best sites are probably yet to be discovered, and wines of Piemontese caliber are yet to be made.’
      • ‘The large selection of Italian wines - many available by the glass - includes a number of local Nebbiolos, one of those severe, reserved Piedmontese reds that takes a while to open up.’
      • ‘But he is a first generation Italian immigrant, and Joe's heritage is reflected in the style of his wines, which include Nebbiolo, Pinot Grigio, and an Amarone style red.’
      • ‘The judges seem to like the variety and awarded seven of the Nebbiolos points to medal winning standard.’

Origin

Italian, from nebbia ‘mist’ (because the grape ripens in the autumn).

Pronunciation

Nebbiolo

/ˌnɛbɪˈəʊləʊ//nebˈbjɔlo/