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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 2010 375ml

Rated 94 - The 2010 Barbaresco Pajé is the most complete of Luca Roagna's 2010 Barbarescos today. A host of dark cherry, plum, leather, savory...
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Roagna Barolo La Pira 2010 375ml

Rated 95 - The 2010 Barolo Pira is the first wine vinified in Roagna's new cellar in Castiglione Falletto. Powerful and virile, the Barolo Pira...
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Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2012 375ml

Rated 93 - The 2012 Barolo Castiglione is a gorgeous, radiant wine. Sweet red cherry, pomegranate, wild flowers and spices all meld together in a...

375ml Italy Nebbiolo

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.
The Nebbiolo grape varietal is widely understood to be the fruit responsible for Italy's finest aged wines. However, its popularity and reliability as a grape which gives out outstanding flavors and aromas has led it to be planted in many countries around the world, with much success. These purple grapes are distinguishable by the fact that they take on a milky dust as they begin to reach maturity, leading many to claim that this is the reason for their unusual name, which means 'fog' in Italian. Nebbiolo grapes produce wines which have a wide range of beautiful and fascinating flavors, the most common of which are rich, dark and complex, such as violet, truffle, tobacco and prunes. They are generally aged for many years to balance out their characteristics, as their natural tannin levels tend to be very high.