Thursday, Mar. 13, 2008
The noble variety of northwestern Italys Piedmont region, Nebbiolo is the grape that makes Barolo and Barbaresco some of the worlds greatest reds. The wines soft red colors belie its high, often-harsh tannins that can take years to settle down.
A few vineyards grown Nebbiolo in the Northwest, and just a handful of wineries are crafting the wine. Look to Washingtons Columbia Valley or Oregons Rogue Valley for Nebbiolo.