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Nebbiolo in the Alto Piemonte

Of all the noble grape varieties in the world there is arguably nothing quite like Nebbiolo. This native of Piedmont, in northwest Italy, entices us with its often attributed aromas of tar and roses and makes the most impatient wine drinker wait years to experience its true beauty. Nebbiolo is perhaps most well known for its thick skins and firm tannins. It is a wine that brushes off decades in the cellar with ease, turning each year into another layer of beautiful complexity. Within Piedmont, the towns of Barolo and Barbaresco are royalty. And if Barolo is Nebbiolo’s king then...