Originated in Italy, Nebbiolo is a red wine grape that is thought to have been named after the Italian word ‘nebbia’ which means “fog”. This is because at the harvest - time of this grape late in the month of October, an intense fog sets on to the Langhe region where a large number of Nebbiolo grape vineyards are situated. Another explanation suggests that they are named so because of the milky, fog - like veil that forms over the Nebbiolo berries once they get fully matured. Wines made using the Nebbiolo grape variety are known for their high acidity, powerful tannins and a distinctive scent of roses and tar. The aromatic and flavour profile of these wines include blackberry and dark fruit along with intense and complex flavours of tar, liquorice, smoke and rustic notes leading to a persistent and clean finish. Heavy sauces and flavoursome meat dishes match perfectly with these wines.