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Prunotto Occhetti Nebbiolo d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy

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Ownership: Antinori family

Average Price $37 (USD)
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)

Price History for Prunotto Occhetti Nebbiolo d'Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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Grape Variety: Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo is a black-skinned red wine grape variety most famous for creating the "tar and roses" scent of Barolo wines from Piedmont, northwestern Italy. The grape's very name is evocative of its home among the misty foothills of the western Alps; the nebbia (Italian for "fog") after which it is named frequently arrives on early October mornings, when the Nebbiolo harvest is in full swing.

Most strains of Nebbiolo demonstrate a good resistance to botrytis and although early forms of Barolo were made in a sweet style, this was due to struggling ferments rather than the effects of botrytis. Unfortunately the vine showed little or no resistance to ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Nebbiolo d'Alba wine region

    Nebbiolo d'Alba is a DOC encompassing a large area around the town of Alba, situated in the region of Piedmont in north-west Italy. Granted its classification in 1970, the wines are named after the red grape Nebbiolo from which they are made, and the area where they are produced (Alba). This variety is considered the king of Italian red grapes, prolific in the Piedmont region and the backbone of the internationally renowned DOCG wines Barolo and ... more

  • Piedmont [Piemonte] wine region

    Piedmont (Piemonte in Italian), in the north-western corner of the Italian Peninsula, is arguably Italy's finest wine region. It sits at the foot of the Western Alps, which encircle the region to the north and west, forming Italy's naturally formidable border with France. To its southeast lie the northernmost Apennine Mountains – ... more

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