Nebbiolo - Soil Nutrients and Grape Tannins

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Nebbiolo - Soil Nutrients and Grape Tannins

#1 Post by tj griffin » July 10th, 2018, 11:41 am

A colleague sent me this as an explanation for the difference in styles of Barbaresco and Barolo - "The soil in Barbaresco is richer in nutrients and, because of this, the vines don’t produce as much tannin as found in the wines of Barolo." This info may come from Wine Folly. Is there any truth to this statement? The only thing I could think of was that a grapevine with more vigor would produce larger berries.
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Nebbiolo - Soil Nutrients and Grape Tannins

#2 Post by Doug Schulman » July 13th, 2018, 10:57 am

Hi T.J., you might try posting this in Wine Talk. I don't know of anyone ITB on the production side in Piedmont who frequents this board, but there are some extremely knowledgeable enthusiasts of Piedmont wines who would see it there.
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Nebbiolo - Soil Nutrients and Grape Tannins

#3 Post by tj griffin » July 13th, 2018, 11:43 am

Thank you, Doug. I will do that.
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