When drunk young it shows dry, spicy notes and endless red berries. With cellaring the Italians say that it is 'like drinking velvet', for its polished, integrated tannins.
Yield: 6 Gallons
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I was trying different types of wine when I began winemaking the second time. When I first started I made only fruit wine with local fruits, then I tried a kit which turned out to be quite easy. Ordering the lower cost kits made good wine and Nebbiolo was my first expensive ($175.00 versus $70.00) kit. It included grape skins, raisins and oak chips a little more work. The finished product was WOW, smooth with great flavor. My friends loved it so much they looked in the stores for this wine and couldn't find Nebbiolo. This resulted in friends showing up regularly to visit and having wine on the deck. I have made Nebbiolo with $100, $150 and the $175 kits and they taste very close. The more expensive kits have some subtle flavor differences but the initial taste is the same. Nebbiolo is a must try for any home winemaker. Just a note, I found using purified water (5 gallon jug) from our local water softener store the flavors in the wine are so much better. A tip I got from another home winemaker.
Italian Nebbiolo Wine Kit - Master Vintner Sommelier Select
Following directions exactly, the wine is somewhat over-oaked; rough tannins. I would recommend either blending with an unoaked wine, or removing the oak at an earlier time than suggested.
This is my wife's favorite wine. We make a lot of wines, but this one everyone likes. I've made 2 patches and just ordered it again.
Just finished 30 days of clearing on the Italian Nebbiolo and bottled. It was pretty good before clearing but now - it's excellent! Is exceptionally smooth, smooth, smooth and the hint of rose and red berry is a great finish. This will go fast among friends here so will be buying more to set aside and age for holiday gifts. We're big Merlot fans here, and this red is totally delightful. Tim and crew have another winner. Well done.