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The king of grapes emerges from the fog, Nebbiolo grape.

Italy has over 500 distinct wine grape varieties all throughout its 20 administrative regions. Most grapes are local and are rarely found outside their spiritual homes. Just like types of pasta, every small town seems to have its own grapes and unique wine styles not found anywhere else. This characteristic makes Italian wine one of the most complex on earth.


Italy has a wide range of climates depending on latitude, different altitudes, and the proximity to both the Adriatic Sea to the east and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west.

Different grapes thrive in distinct conditions; some come to full ripeness and alcoholic warmth, while others produce gentle, aromatic wines.

Italy has it all, for all palates and circumstances, and it’s all wonderful. Having said that, some grapes have grown in reputation, and have gained quite a following.

Piedmont sits in the northwestern corner in Italy, tucked between the Ligurian Sea and the Alps. Solomonically split in two by the mighty Po river, and sharing borders with France, this place has a unique cuisine that rivals any other in the world. Well known for its chocolate and black truffles, perhaps its greatest contribution to the culinary realm is its wine.

Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Dolcetto are the most popular grapes in the region, but there are many more like Brachetto, Moscato, Cortese, and Arneis.

Piedmont offers all imaginable wine styles, from red, sweet sparkling wines, to champagne-like bubbles; from crisp whites to full-bodied reds. It’s in this last category that the region stands out. Nebbiolo, in particular, produces some of the most intense, age-worthy and fragrant wines the world has ever seen.

Nebbiolo grape finds itself most comfortable in the foggy hills of Langhe and Monferrato; and it’s the fog, or “nebbia,” that gives it its name. This noble grape won’t thrive everywhere, it’s famously picky, and will only achieve perfect ripeness if the conditions are exactly right.


The vineyards around the town of Barolo and Barbaresco, both protected by law as wines of origin of the highest designation (DOCG), produce incredible, age-worthy wines with the Nebbiolo. Acclaimed since the thirteenth century, Nebbiolo captures the imagination of wine lovers around the globe.

—Tar and Roses— are often descriptors for the inky purple wine with orange hues. Acidity is always quite high, and so are alcohol levels and tannins: the gritty particles that give texture to the wine. All these characteristics add up to create an aromatic, intense, and elegant wine that has a place with the best in Europe.

Nebbiolo’s home is Piedmont, but slowly, winegrowers are experimenting with the grape in other countries. Australia, USA, and Mexico, all have some plantings, and although minuscule compared to the Piedmontese vineyards, they’re worth checking out.

Nebbiolo pairs very well with the food specialities of the region: stewed beef, or braised meats; but any heart dish, wild game, red meat, and even truffled pasta work beautifully with the grape.

Add Nebbiolo-based wines to your weekly wine rotation; your guests will love it as much as you’ll do.


A refined and stylish garnet coloured wine with a palate of ripe red cherries and spicy notes, typical of the Nebbiolo grape. The varietal fruit flavours and vanilla overtones lead to an elegant, lingering finish.


Intense garnet red with light orange reflections. Ripe red fruit and vanilla. After the first couple of years in bottle evolves into hints of leather, tobacco and some small dark fruits. Full bodied with great structure and elegant tannings, thanks to the time spent in barrel.


A complex and full bodied wine with inviting aromas of deep fruits, rose petals, juniper berries and hint of fine spice. The palate shows a wonderful harmony, with silky tannins and remarkable elegance and persistence.


Cannubi is the apogee of Barolo. Aromatically intense, aristocratic and with superb persistence, it shows notes of blackcurrants, liquorice, cinnamon, mint and tobacco. Elegant and seductive, with a great structure and a silky texture, this celebrated cru is noted for its extraordinary completeness and personality.


This elegant and refined garnet coloured wine delivers delicate, complex and refined aromas, with ethereal notes of rose petals and tea layered upon small red berried fruits. On the palate, it is silky and beautifully balanced with soft, fine tannins and remarkable length on the finish.


The wine has characteristics related to the freshness of the grapes, ruby red colour tending to garnet, a scent of fruity notes and intense flavour.



A stylish Barolo, with expressive aromas of dried fruit, roses and tar. The deep fruits are layered with minerality on the smooth and mouth-filling palate and sweet tannins weave through to a very long, elegant finish.


This wine is bright garnet in colour. It has delicate aromas of red cherries, liquorice with a hint of smokiness. The palate is intense showing notes of dried raspberry jam, mint, cedar and tobacco. Medium bodied, this wine has lifted aromatics and bright fruit.


The wine has intense aromas of cherries, liquorice, violet and forest floor on the nose. On the palate, it is tight and structured with notes of cherry, liquorice and mushrooms.


On the nose, this wine has delicate aromas of red fruits, sweet tobacco, cedar and spices. The palate has intense flavours of dried strawberries, spices and cedarwood. It has a full body with silky tannins balanced by high acidity making this a powerful but balanced, and attractive Barolo, with a long, lingering finish.


The wine has a deep, herbal, smoky nose with aromas of ripe red cherries, violets and tar. The palate is layered with notes of black cherries, smoke, tobacco, liquorice, dried herbs and is intense, supple and forward. The finish is long and fragrant with notes of chocolate.


On the nose the wine shows aromas of strawberry, sweet red cherry, and mint. On the palate is juicy yet elegant, with flavours of raspberry, rose petal and thyme and a very long finish.


In the glass it's a wine with a beautiful intense ruby red color, while on the nose its perfume is pleasant, floral and fruity with hints of dried rose, ripe red fruit, berries and coffee. In the mouth it is elegant, complex, balanced, harmonious, pleasantly tannic, persistent and confirms the fruity notes perceived on the nose.


Clear, bright ruby in colour, this wine has a fresh and lively fruit character with elegant, lifted aromas. The palate is clean and vibrant with a fine minerality that continues through to a long finish.


This Nebbiolo is ruby-garnet in colour.The nose is delicate and pleasing, with notes of raspberries and violets and a subtle touch of spice. On the palate, the wine is elegant with soft tannins balanced by a fine minerality and vibrant acidity.


Coste di Rose shows a floral-dominated nose, with aromas of roses combined with marasca cherry and hints of liquorice and mint. On the palate, it has a very elegant and approachable structure that flows gracefully with a long and mineral finish.


On the nose, this wine has generous aromas of cherry, rose petals and baked raspberry alongside orange peel, cedar and herbal hints of mint, lavender and thyme. On the palate, ripe flavours of cassis and blackberries carry through to a spicy, peppery finish.


On the nose, this Barolo "Albe" has aromas of redcurrant, cherries, macerated strawberries and mint, interlaced with floral notes of rosehip, rhubarb, red fig, hawthorn, lavender and liquorice. The palate is full of sophisticated and delicate flavours supported by ripe tannins and an elegant acidity.


Brilliant ruby red in colour. On the nose, there is an incredible bouquet of purple flowers, raspberries and redcurrants, which interlace with hints of rose, rhubarb, toffee apple and incense. As the wine opens, layers of marasca cherries, white truffle, lavender and anise fill the nose. Expressive yet balanced on the palate, red fruit flavours, subtle minerality and refined tannins carry through onto the long finish.


A brilliant garnet red, the nose carries hints of strawberry, cerise, red fruit, rose, violet and a touch of liquorice. On the palate it is full of energy, power and precision with clean, healthy tannins.


Garnet red with light orange reflections. Intense fragrance of dried fruits, with notes of vanilla and underlying sweet red fruits, thanks to the sand that is present in the soil. A great balance of strength and elegance, pleasant tannins that cleans the palate leaving a good finish of olfactory sensations.


Intense garnet red with light orange reflections. Small red berries with hints of sweet spice and licorice. The palate is smooth and velvety with great elegance, on the finish a sweetness to the tannins that linger.


Aromas of mature fruits are complemented by hints of wild mint, eucalyptus, herbs and fine spice. Rich on the palate with a tightly woven structure of fine tannins, the wine shows outstanding elegance and harmony from this truly unique Barolo cru.


Cannubi is the apogee of Barolo. Aromatically intense, aristocratic and with superb persistence, it shows notes of blackcurrants, liquorice, cinnamon, mint and tobacco. Elegant and seductive, with a great structure and a silky texture, this celebrated cru is noted for its extraordinary completeness and personality.