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Whether you want to make a single grape varietal wine or a blend, RJS Craft Winemaking kits are made with the finest juices and concentrates to make your favourite wine styles. Use our wine selector to learn more about wines you love and possibly discover new wines that might be your next favourite.

Nebbiolo

The Grape

Nebbiolo is a red wine grape variety used to make some of Italy’s most famous wines including Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero. Its name comes from the Italian word nebbia, which means “fog”, because during harvest in late October, a deep, intense fog sets into region where many Nebbiolo vineyards are located. Nebbiolo is a late ripening grape and needs sufficient warmth to develop the sugars and fruit flavours required to balance the grape’s naturally high acidity and tannins.

The Wines

Nebbiolo produces lightly-coloured red wines which can be highly tannic in youth, with scents of tar and roses. Traditionally Nebbiolo wines required extensive aging in order to soften their tannins. As they mature they reveal other aromas and flavours such as violets, wild herbs, cherries, raspberries, truffles, tobacco and prunes. Nowadays, like our Nebbiolo, more wines are made in the modern style making them approachable with minimal aging required.

The Occasions

One of the cherished aspects of Nebbiolo is its scent —it actually smells of roses. This makes the wine wonderful for celebrating special occasions, and perfect for the decanter. Decant your wine at least a half an hour before dinner and inhale the aromas. Pair it with food also worth celebrating, like a prime rib roast or a rack of lamb.

 
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Region/Style
Profile

Different types of winemaking practices can affect the outcome of your wine. The chart below is a guideline for how we describe the profiles of our finished wines. Refer to tasting notes for each wine’s profile.

OAK BODY SWEETNESS
U - UNOAKED
L - LIGHT
M - MEDIUM
H - HEAVY
L - LIGHT
M - MEDIUM
F - FULL
D - DRY
O - OFF-DRY
S - SWEET
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Cru Select
Nebbiolo
Italy
M | M | D
Varietal/Style: Cru Select
Profile: M | M | D
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Weeks 6
Varietal Nebbiolo
Sweetness Dry
Oak Medium
Body Medium
Labels Included Yes
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

Cru Select Italy Style Nebbiolo

Made from the prized Nebbiolo grape, this wine features flavours of violet, cherries, and cocoa. Undertones of toasted oak, dark fruit and firm acidity dominate the long finish.

Food Pairings

Enjoy with rack of lamb, mushroom lasagna or garlicky grilled beef.

Cru International
Nebbiolo
Italy
M | M | D
Varietal/Style: Cru International
Profile: M | M | D
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Weeks 5
Varietal Nebbiolo
Sweetness Dry
Oak Medium
Body Medium
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

Cru International Italy Nebbiolo Style

Luxurious flavours of dark plums and chocolate greet the nose, while hints of blackberries, toasted oak, and spices are found on the palate of this great Italian classic.

Fermenting your wine on GenuWine Winery Dried Grape Skins will add deep hues, enhance the bouquet, and promote chewy tannins for a lingering finish.

Food Pairings

Serve with Italian pastas such as gnocchi or wild mushroom and risotto.