Winegrowers Seek a Challenge in Planting Nebbiolo
Despite Nebbiolo's preference to flourish among its native Italian terroir, the variety continues to intrigue a few nonconformist growers in the U.S.
Jul 2006 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
At "Nebbiolo Grapes," the international conference held last March in the town of Alba in Italy's Piedmont region, attention was focused on the most controversial and exciting of Italy's major native varieties: Nebbiolo. Some of Nebbiolo's typical characteristics: the cluster is pyramid-shaped, medium large, long or slightly compact; it often bears one or two wings, which are sometimes almost the size of a separate cluster. The skin is thin but resilient, and the color a dark purple, which Nebb...
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