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Vietti Barbera D'alba Scarrone 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2013 Barbera d'Alba Scarrone is dense, powerful and focused in the glass, with terrific energy throughout. A dark, sumptuous beauty,...
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Vietti Dolcetto D'alba Tre Vigne 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - Vietti's 2013 Dolcetto d'Alba Tre Vigne is a classic. Sweet, perfumed aromatics meld into cherry pit, mint and licorice notes in a...

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There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.