ORIGINS FROM NEBBIOLO GRAPES
Nebbiolo grapes are the basic of Barolo wine.
Nebbiolo is a grape variety that produces berry colored (black) grapes; It is considered one of the most valuable varieties, suitable for highest quality aging wines.
The term nebbiolo seems to derive from “nebbia”-> “fog”, to define the appearance the berry, dark, but tarnished (fogged) by abundant bloom.
Nebbiolo has its first historical mentions at the end of the thirteenth century (1273), for its presence in various locations, primarily in the Piedmont. Only since the nineteenth century, the Nebbiolo is frequently mentioned in the works of the most famous wine scholars. In 1431 it is mentioned in the wine statutes.