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Roagna Barolo La Pira Vv 2008 750ml

Rated 98 - Layers of aromas include blue flower, rose, baking spices, sandalwood and perfumed berry. These follow through to flavors of crushed red...
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Roagna Barolo La Pira Vv 2009 750ml

Rated 92 - Crushed flowers, tobacco, mint, licorice and dried cherries lift from the glass in Pira's 2009 Barolo Pira Vecchie Viti. Interestingly,...
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Roagna Barolo Vigna Rionda 2005 1.5Ltr

Rated 93 - Roagna's 2005 Barolo Vigna Rionda is a sweet, exotic and totally sensual Barolo loaded with class. The wine offers outstanding length...
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Roberto Voerzio Barolo La Serra 2008 750ml

Rated 96+ - The 2008 Barolo La Serra emerges from the glass with dark red fruit, tar, smoke, licorice, spices and new leather. Today the 2008 comes...
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Rocca Giovanni Barolo 2011 750ml

Rated 93 - Delicate aromas and flavors of rose, strawberry and cherry are accented by licorice and tobacco notes, while a firm base of tannins...
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Rocca Giovanni Barolo Ravera Di Monforte 2011 750ml

Rated 93 - Tight-grained and dense with tannins, this fresh red shows energy and focus, with cherry, black pepper, tar and tobacco flavors....
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Terre Del Barolo Barolo 2010 750ml

Rated 90 - The nose is still somewhat closed but the straightforward palate delivers ripe black cherry, underbrush, white and black pepper...
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Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2011 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2011 Barolo Castiglione is Vietti's proverbial bread-and-butter wine. It is made in larger volumes (the 2011 vintage saw 56,000...
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Vietti Barolo Lazzarito 2011 750ml

Rated 96 - The 2011 Barolo Lazzarito is a landmark wine and one of the best expressions made region-wide in this challenging vintage. The bouquet...

Barolo Italy

The beautiful hilly sub-region of Barolo in Italy's legendary wine region of Piedmont is an extremely special place, and is said by many to be the home of Italy's greatest red wines. The lush, green hills are regularly covered with mists, which help to temper the otherwise hot and sunny weather, and thus slow the ripening process of the fine Nebbiolo grapes which thrive there. For thousands of years, this part of Italy has been responsible for producing wines of exquisite character and flavour, and little has changed in the twenty-first century. Traditional methods sit comfortably alongside modern techniques, and the results are rarely anything short of splendid, thanks to the dedication the local wine-makers have to supreme quality always coming before quantity.
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.