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Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo (also known as Spanna, Picutener, Chiavennasca, Barbesino, Brunenta, Femmina, Lampia, Marchesana, Martesana Melasca, Melaschetto, Melascone, Michet, Monferrina, Morsano di Caraglio, Nebbieul grosso, Nebbieul Maschio, Nebbiolin, Nebbiolin Canavesano, Nebbiolin Lungo, Nebbiolin Nero, Nebieu, Nebieul and Nebieul Fumela) is a red Italian wine grape variety predominately associated with the Piedmont region. The name derives from the Italian for “fog” - there is a milky fog like veil that forms over the berries as they reach maturity. Nebbiolo is one of the first varieties to bud but usually the last to ripen, with harvests taking place in late October. Nebbiolo is often planted on the south and southwestern facing slopes of vineyards allowing more access to direct sunlight. It produces a lightly coloured red wine, which can be highly tannic.