Definition of Nebbiolo in English:

Nebbiolo

noun

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

    • ‘The winemaker has managed to keep the Nebbiolo grape's assertive tannins and acidity in check.’
    • ‘Made from the Nebbiolo grape, this is one of the new styles of Barolo.’
    • ‘Red wines made from the Nebbiolo grape, like Barolo and Barbaresco, are long-lived, complex, very serious wines.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Occehetti is made entirely from the Nebbiolo grape.’
    • ‘Piedmont is a wonderful wine-growing region in northern Italy, noted for the Nebbiolo and Barbera grapes.’
    • ‘In producing single vineyard bottlings of the same grape variety, Nebbiolo, he immediately emphasised terroir and native expression.’
    1. 1.1 A red wine made from this.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘There are some good Nebbiolos starting to appear on the market.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Fitzpatrick's rarest wine, called Tir Na Nog, is a robust blend of Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, and Zinfandel.’
      • ‘Grown in the unique soils and microclimate of Rutherford, our Nebbiolos develop a vibrant richness similar to great port, but without the accompanying sweetness.’
      • ‘We've done Amarone and Chianti, but have yet to have any of these yummy Nebbiolos for a club tasting night.’
      • ‘It is however indisputable there are great traditional Nebbiolos as well as great modern Nebbiolos.’
      • ‘The bottle we drank was an Alasia Langhe Nebbiolo, 1995.’
      • ‘Through their painstaking effort and unrelenting passion, the Ferrando family is making some of the most interesting and tasty Nebbiolos in all of Piedmont.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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

/ˌnebēˈōlō/