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Adriano Marco E Vittorio Barbaresco Basarin 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - Sweet strawberry, cherry and currant fruit weaves throughout this elegant, intense Barbaresco. The structure is assertive, yet this...
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Angelo Gaja Langhe Alteni Di Brassica 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - Gaja's 2012 Alteni di Brassica (Sauvignon) is rich, honeyed and nicely textured in this vintage. Apricot, chamomile, wild flowers and...
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Ascheri Barolo Docg 2012 750ml

Rated 94 - Licorice, cherry and tar notes mark this intense, chewy red, packed with sweet fruit midpalate that offsets the dense, dusty tannins....
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Ascheri Barolo Sorano 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - A tight and pretty red with plum and mineral aromas and flavors. Hints of stone and chalk. Full body, chewy tannins and a fresh finish....
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Beni Di Batasiolo Barolo 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - A silky Barolo with plenty of plum, cedar and walnut aromas and flavors. Medium body, caressing mouthfeel and a delicious finish. Drink...
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Ceretto Barbaresco Bernardot Bricco Asili 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - Very bright and aromatic with cherry, flower and mineral character. Full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. There's a clarity and...
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Ceretto Barbaresco Bricco Asili 2012 1.5Ltr

Rated 93 - Very bright and aromatic with cherry, flower and mineral character. Full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. There's a clarity and...
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Ceretto Barbaresco Bricco Asili 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - Very bright and aromatic with cherry, flower and mineral character. Full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. There's a clarity and...
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Ceretto Barolo 2012 1.5Ltr

Rated 93 - A beautiful example of the luscious 2012 vintage for Barolo. Shows dried strawberry, light chocolate, toffee and nut aromas and flavors....
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Ceretto Barolo Brunate Bricco Rocche 2012 750ml

Rated 97 - Wow. This is really perfumed and thoughtful with wonderful depth and purity. Full body, tight and layered. Ultra-fine tannins. A finish...
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Clerico Arte 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2012 Arte is a charming blend of 90% Nebbiolo and 10% Barbera. Although the 2012 vintage is almost sold sold-out, the estate will...

2012 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.