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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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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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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...
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Marcarini Barolo La Serra 2011 750ml

Rated 94 - A red with a beautiful depth of fruit plus orange peel and walnut character. Full body, round tannins and a clean finish. Needs time to...
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Marziano Abbona Barolo Pressenda 2011 750ml

Rated 91 - A smooth, fluid red, featuring cherry and strawberry flavors that are beautifully integrated with the vibrant texture. Delivers a...
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Seghesio Barolo La Villa 2011 750ml

Rated 93 - Dense and firmly structured, providing a foil for the cherry, strawberry, floral and spice flavors. Balanced, but needs time for all the...

2011 Italy Nebbiolo 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.

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.

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