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Clerico Barolo Ciabot Mentin Ginestra 2010 750ml

Rated 95+ - Good full red. Liqueur-like plum and black cherry on the nose. Then fine-grained and classy but tightly wound, showing utterly primary...
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Clerico Barolo Pajana 2010 750ml

Rated 94+ - Good medium red. Less expressive on the nose than the Briccotto, hinting at ripe, musky plum, black raspberry, menthol and tobacco....
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Marchesi Di Barolo Barolo Coste Di Rose 2010 750ml

Rated 96 - #79 Top 100, 2104 - An impressive red with layers of soft and velvety fruit with blueberry and hazelnut character. Coco too. Full body,...
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Marchesi Di Barolo Barolo Tradizone 2010 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2010 Barolo delivers a great sense of textural richness and elegance that is reinforced by the silky nature of the mouthfeel. Bright...
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Michele Chiarlo Barolo Cannubi 2010 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2010 Barolo Cannubi shows great intensity on the bouquet and less momentum in the mouth. The nose is redolent of ripe cherry and...
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Revello Barolo Vigna Gattera 2010 750ml

Rated 93 - Aromas of tangerines, oranges and flowers follow through to a full body, with silky tannins and a juicy finish. Balanced and pretty....
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Roagna Langhe Rosso 2010 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2010 Langhe Rosso, 100% young-vine Nebbiolo, is another delicious wine from Luca Roagna. Crushed flowers, mint, dried cherries and...

2010 Italy Piedmont Wine

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.

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