Nino Negri Valtellina Superiore Vigneto Fracia 2013
A vibrant, well-knit red, medium-bodied and juicy, this …
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Wine Type and Color
Sep 30, 2016
Nebbiolo originated in Piedmont in Italy, where it remains the region's most important red grape. Its name comes from the Italian word nebbia, which means fog, a feature of the hills where the grape traditionally grows. Nebbiolo is thick-skinned, early-budding and late-ripening; it needs long periods of sunshine to ripen fully and is often planted on south- or southwest-facing hillsides for maximum exposure. The best examples come from calcareous marl vineyards, with some planted in sandy soils.