Vino’s wine classes continue on Wednesday with a celebration of a legendary Northern grape
When talk turns to great black grape varieties, in Italy three species invariably crop up. Southern wine drinkers may vote for Aglianico, while Sangiovese rules in Central Italy. But in the Northern regions one variety is king: Nebbiolo.
Famed the world over for its use in two of Italy’s most celebrated wines, Barolo and Barbaresco, young Nebbiolo is naturally high in tannins thus at its best offers a remarkable potential for aging. Yet many forget that the variety actually goes far beyond these highly revered DOCGs, featuring in wines from some of Piedmont’s lesser-known winemaking zones, including Ghemme and Gattinara in the northern hills of the region.
Though most closely associated with Piedmont, Nebbiolo is also cultivated in Lombardy. Here it is known as Chiavennasca, and is the predominant variety in Valtellina.
On Wednesday, May 20, join Nebbiolo authority Robert Scibelli, DWS, as he guides you through this impressive exclusive tasting of some of his (and Vino’s) favorite expressions of this much-admired and unexpectedly diverse variety:
with Robert Scibelli, DWS (right)
Wednesday, May 20
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