OregonPinotNoirDotCom — The Nebbiolo Edition
As I’ve written before, I’m a fan of Nebbiolo. Barolo and Barbaresco for sure, but also examples from all over Piedmont and even other areas of Italy. In my personal wine collection, I have at least as much Nebbiolo in various forms as I do Pinot Noir and Burgundy. I started buying the wines about fifteen years ago, and now I’m pleased to have some very drinkable, mature examples.
Serious winos often draw comparisons between Nebbiolo and Pinot Noir. They are both thin-skinned grapes that are prone to oxidation, and when aged, they can both become ethereal mature wines of great finesse. In between, however, they are not so similar!
Nebbiolo simply contains more of the chemical compounds
that add flavor, color and aroma to wine. It has more
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genetic potential to make bigger, darker, and more structured wine that any pinot noir is capable of, even with today’s chemical catalog of magic wine tricks. Nebbiolo is one of the world’s greatest wine grapes, and below you’ll find a selection of delicious examples. There are some wines that need to cellar, some easy-drinking versions for consumption now, and even a few older wines that are rare and hard to find! Browse our selections, or call me up to discuss personally. I’d be very happy to dispense some vinous advice
As many of you know, we are currently in our 26th year of selling wine over the internet. Many of you have been buying wine from us for 10 years, 15 years, or even 20 years or more. I’m grateful to all of you that have stuck around for so long. And, I invite you to move with us into the future as we sell Italian wine, Riesling, and other delicious wines to go along with all the fantastic Oregon Pinot Noir.
Thanks to you all for your continued support.