envelope

$483.84
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

Bruno Giacosa Barolo Falletto 2011 1.5Ltr

Rated 95 - One of the most balanced and impressive Barolos from the hot 2011 vintage, this opens with alluring aromas of mature black cherry,...
95WE
94WA
93WS
92VM
$24.84
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

Cantina Del Nebbiolo Barolo 2011 750ml

Rated 90 - Aromas of red berry, sage, cinnamon and a whisper of menthol lead the nose and carry over to the solid palate together with juicy sour...
90WE
$64.44
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera 2011 750ml

Rated 94 - A wine with lots of berry and chocolate character plus hints of walnuts. Full body, soft and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish....
94JS
93WA
$64.94
$71.34
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo 2011 750ml

Rated 92 - Sweet fruit flavors of cherry, strawberry and currant show ripeness, while the vibrant structure drives this red to a lingering...
92W&S
$119.84
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

Giuseppe Mascarello Barolo Monprivato 2011 750ml

Rated 95 - This is expressive, with alluring cherry, strawberry, floral and mineral flavors building to a long, expansive finish. The elegant...
95WS
$39.94
Check availability
Add Add to wish list
$60.94
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

Marchesi Di Barolo Barolo 2011 750ml

Rated 92 - This cuts a broad swath, offering cherry, leather, menthol and tobacco flavors. Shows vibrant acidity underneath, with burly,...
92JS
92WS
90WA
$69.94
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

Marchesi Di Barolo Barolo Coste Di Rose 2011 750ml

Rated 94 - I like the aromas of lavender and raspberry with hints of citrus rind. Full-bodied and ripe with hints of dried fruits and tree bark....
94JS
91WE
91WA
90WS
$36.94
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

Marziano Abbona Barolo Terlo Ravera 2011 750ml

Rated 93 - Packed with sweet plum, raspberry and licorice flavors, this red is round and fleshy. Shows a dense matrix of tannins that comes into...
93WS
92VM
$80.94
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

Massolino Barolo Parussi 2011 750ml

Rated 93 - With fruit from Castiglione Falletto, the 2011 Barolo Parussi is an epic wine with thick layers of dark fruit, spice and pressed rose....
93WA
$64.84
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

Oddero Barolo Villero 2011 750ml

Rated 92 - A red with juicy fruit and firm tannins. Lots of berry and chocolate character. Full body, fine tannins and a clean finish. Better in 2018.
92WS
92JS
$20.94
Check availability
Add Add to wish list

2011 Barolo Italy Piedmont

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.

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.