Definition of Nebbiolo in English:



  • 1A variety of black wine grape grown in Piedmont in northern Italy.

    ‘In producing single vineyard bottlings of the same grape variety, Nebbiolo, he immediately emphasised terroir and native expression.’
    • ‘Barolo is a dry, tart red wine made entirely of Nebbiolo grapes from the district of the same name in Piedmont, in northwestern Italy.’
    • ‘It is obtained from Nebbiolo grapes grown in a narrow area called ‘Langhe’ and takes the name from the homonymous town Barolo.’
    • ‘Piedmont is a wonderful wine-growing region in northern Italy, noted for the Nebbiolo and Barbera grapes.’
    • ‘Red wines made from the Nebbiolo grape, like Barolo and Barbaresco, are long-lived, complex, very serious wines.’
    • ‘The winemaker has managed to keep the Nebbiolo grape's assertive tannins and acidity in check.’
    • ‘Occehetti is made entirely from the Nebbiolo grape.’
    • ‘Made from the Nebbiolo grape, this is one of the new styles of Barolo.’
    • ‘There have been dramatic advances in vineyard techniques, and growers in all the communes are re-planting with a more balanced blend of the three allowed clones of the Nebbiolo vine.’
    1. 1.1A red wine made from the Nebbiolo grape.
      ‘The large selection of Italian wines - many available by the glass - includes a number of local Nebbiolos, one of those severe, reserved Piedmontese reds that takes a while to open up.’
      • ‘It is however indisputable there are great traditional Nebbiolos as well as great modern Nebbiolos.’
      • ‘The judges seem to like the variety and awarded seven of the Nebbiolos points to medal winning standard.’
      • ‘We've done Amarone and Chianti, but have yet to have any of these yummy Nebbiolos for a club tasting night.’
      • ‘There are some good Nebbiolos starting to appear on the market.’
      • ‘While there are some quality Nebbiolos being made today, the best sites are probably yet to be discovered, and wines of Piemontese caliber are yet to be made.’
      • ‘Grown in the unique soils and microclimate of Rutherford, our Nebbiolos develop a vibrant richness similar to great port, but without the accompanying sweetness.’
      • ‘Through their painstaking effort and unrelenting passion, the Ferrando family is making some of the most interesting and tasty Nebbiolos in all of Piedmont.’
      • ‘Though they are almost all drinkable now, they are Nebbiolos, and will benefit from at least another year or two in bottle; I expect most of them to age well for up to a decade.’
      • ‘But he is a first generation Italian immigrant, and Joe's heritage is reflected in the style of his wines, which include Nebbiolo, Pinot Grigio, and an Amarone style red.’
      • ‘Fitzpatrick's rarest wine, called Tir Na Nog, is a robust blend of Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, and Zinfandel.’
      • ‘In Piedmont, white Arneis is a bit of an afterthought for red winemakers focused on Nebbiolo, but this is a concentrated wine of rare complexity.’
      • ‘The bottle we drank was an Alasia Langhe Nebbiolo, 1995.’



/ˌnebēˈōlō/ /ˌnɛbiˈoʊloʊ/


Italian, from nebbia ‘mist’ (because the grape ripens in the autumn).