Nebbiolo is the third member of the triad of fine wines made in the Alba area from Nebbiolo grapes, the two others being Barolo and Barbaresco. Nebbiolo was one of the preferred wines of members of the House of Savoy, whose love for a fine table is well known. And it is said that the wine was one of the subtle diplomatic ’’instruments’’ employed by that house. During the period of Savoyard rule, the royal jeweler, in writing about wines, suggested that Nebbiolo was a corruption of the word noble (nobile). He also observed that that word, more than any other, described the wine’s quality.