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Castello Di Neive Barbaresco Docg 2010 375ml

Rated 92 - The 2010 Barbaresco is totally classy. Sweet red berries, crushed flowers, mint and spices all waft from the glass. A medium-bodied...
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Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne 2011 375ml

Rated 92 - The entry-level 2011 Barolo Lecinquevigne is produced with fruit that is sourced from various points throughout the appellation. I...
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Marziano Abbona Barolo Pressenda 2009 375ml

Rated 92 - The 2009 Barolo Pressenda has a little more energy and tannin than the Terlo Ravera, which helps brighten the flavors. Nuanced and...
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Marziano Abbona Barolo Terlo Ravera 2009 375ml

Rated 93 - This is a beautiful Barolo, bursting with pure cherry and raspberry fruit, accented by floral, tobacco and earth notes. Balanced and...
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Roagna Barbaresco Paje 2009 375ml

Rated 93 - The 2009 Barbaresco Pajé is gorgeous. Sweet tobacco, brown spices, dried cherries, menthol and leather are some of the notes that take...

375ml Italy Piedmont

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.
Situated in the north-western part of Italy, the region of Piedmont is known worldwide and is highly respected for the quality of the wines produced there. Many of the most successful sub-regions in Piedmont produce many of the world's finest red wines, such as those made from the excellent Nebbiolo grape varietal in areas such as Barolo and Barbaresco. However, the historic wineries which typify this region use a relatively wide variety of grapes, including Dolcetto and Barbera for their red wines, which are typically aged and have a delightful velvety character. Piedmont isn't all about beautifully complex red wines, though, as it is also famed for high quality, elegant sparkling wines, notably the Asti wines made with the white Moscato grape. The region benefits from a range of terroirs which are often well expressed in the sparkling wines, and a wonderfully consistent climate ideal for vineyard cultivation.