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Learn About Nebbiolo Wine: History, Characteristics, and Pairings

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 10, 2021 • 6 min read

Nebbiolo is a study in contrasts: it smells of ethereal rose petals, but also of earthy tar. Its delicate color belies its powerful structure. It takes longer to ripen than any Italian grape, and even longer to age and mellow. For nebbiolo devotees, this wait is worthwhile as no other grape compares with nebbiolo’s complexity and longevity.