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Altare Barolo Arborina 2011 750ml

Rated 95 - A deep and rich Barolo with lovely velvety tannins and a fresh and tangy background giving the wine tension and beauty. Lovely...
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Azelia Barolo Bricco Fiasco 2011 750ml

Rated 94 - The 2011 Barolo Bricco Fiasco is pretty but almost unusually polished and silky for a site that tends to produce much firmer and more...
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Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano 2011 1.5Ltr

Rated 93+ - Medium with a hint of amber. Highly complex, scented nose combines red plum, cherry, strawberry, clove, medicinal herbs and a hint of...
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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,...
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Ceretto Barolo Bricco Rocche 2011 750ml

Rated 95 - Very pretty and firm with beautiful berry, chocolate and hazelnut character. Full body, long finish. Complex and flavorful. Better in...
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Ceretto Barolo Brunate Bricco Rocche 2011 750ml

Rated 96 - A wine with wonderful depth and richness with soft tannins, juicy fruit, full body and a long and flavorful finish. Fabulous depth....
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Ceretto Barolo Prapo Bricco Rocche 2011 750ml

Rated 94+ - The 2011 Barolo Prapò is just as impressive as it has always been. In 2011, the Prapò has retained considerable freshness as well as...
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Damilano Barolo Cannubi 2011 1.5Ltr

Rated 95 (#68 Top 100, 2015) - Fragrant blue flower, perfumed berry, leather, cake spice and a balsamic note are some of the scents you’ll find...
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Damilano Barolo Cannubi 2011 750ml

Rated 95 (#68 Top 100, 2015) - Fragrant blue flower, perfumed berry, leather, cake spice and a balsamic note are some of the scents you’ll find...
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Damilano Barolo Cerequio 2011 750ml

Rated 94 - Dense and intense Barolo with dried berry, walnut, spice and almond character. Full body, chewy tannins and a long finish. Needs two or...

2011 Italy Nebbiolo 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.

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.

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.