Italian Red Grape

Nebbiolo is a red grape grown mostly in the Piedmont section of Italy. It has been around for centuries and was enjoyed by the Roman empire. Records of Nebiolo growth date back to 1235 from the castle of Rivoli. It is currently used in the production of Barbaresco and Barolo.
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Barolo wines are typically a deep red. Their flavor is thick and complex. Some are flowery - violets, roses. Others are fruit, licorice, or oaky. Barbaresco wines are lighter, more elegant.

Other regions of the world have begun growing Nebbiolo as well, to try to reproduces these flavorful Italian wines. Keep your eyes open for wines in this category! The wine should be served around 61F. It goes well with rich dishes with red Italian sauces.

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