Nebbiolo N
Name of vine variety in France
This variety is originally from Northern Italy (Piedmont).
There is no officially recognized synonym in France nor in the other countries of the European Union, for this variety.
In France, Nebbiolo is officially listed in the "Catalogue of vine varieties" on the A list and classified.
Wine grape variety.
Evolution of area under vines in France
1958 1968 2008 2018
ha 0.5 0.5 1 4.4
The identification is based on:
- the tip of the young shoot with a medium to high density of prostate hairs,
- the green young leaves,
- the small, wedge-shaped adult leaves, with three or five lobes, an open U-shaped petiole sinus, small teeth with convex sides, no or a slight anthocyanin coloration of veins, a flat, slightly blistered leaf blade, and on the lower side of the leaves, a low to medium density of erect and prostate hairs,
- the round-shaped or slightly ellipsoid berries.
Genetic profile
Allel 1 153 229 247 182 194 244 238 235 239
Allel 2 153 234 249 186 200 252 240 267 261
Bud burst: 6 days before Chasselas.
Grape maturity: mid-season, 2 weeks and a half to 3 weeks after Chasselas.
Suitability for cultivation and agronomic production
Nebbiolo is a variety with very thin shoots, elongated internodes and numerous secondary shoots. This variety must be trained carefully with proper height and pruned long.
Sensitivity to diseases and pests
Nebbiolo is slightly sensitive to powdery mildew and grey rot.
Technological potential
Nebbiolo's bunches and berries are small to medium in size. Under good growing conditions, this variety, produces realtively acidic, very tannic, moderately colored very high quality wines, that are suitable for ageing.
Clonal selection in France
The only certified Nebbiolo clone carries the number 1190.
Bibliographic references
[drafting underway]
Description of clones approved in France
Identity and availability Agronomic data Technical data
Clone number Origin Selection Fertility Production level Sugar content Potential color
Year approved Agronomic references Weight of grape clusters Vigor Total acidity Tannic structure
Growing surface area Size of berries Sensitivity to Botrytis Aromatic intensity Oenological aptitudes
1190  Hérault  IFV - INRA        
 2014  Languedoc-Roussillon        
         distinctive wines of the vine variety