Nebbiolo is considered one of the greatest Italian red grape varieties. Its name comes probably from the word Nebbia, fog in Italian. Everybody knows that Nebbiolo grows in Piedmont, it actually grows also in other region but it is also given different names. The most important synonyms are Chiavennasca in Lombardy, Picotener, or Picotendro in Valle d’Aosta. It is also called Spanna around Novara and Vercelli in Piedmont.

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Two of the best books about Italian grapes, where some of this information come from, are:
Native Grapes of Italy, by Ian d’Agata
Italian Wine Unplugged, by Steve Kim

Additionally, you can discover the other grapes from Piedmont.    

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