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Angelo Gaja Barbaresco 2013 750ml

Rated 96 - The 2013 Barbaresco is fabulous. In fact, this is one of the best Barbarescos I have tasted at Gaja in many years. Vibrant, perfumed...
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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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Burlotto Barolo 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - Burlotto's 2013 Barolo is one of the very best wines in its price range and class. Orange peel, bright red stone fruit, mint, licorice...
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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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G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - Saturated with cherry, raspberry, floral and tobacco flavors, this red is solid and expressive. Bright acidity and dense tannins offer...
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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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Giovanni Rosso Barolo La Serra 2012 750ml

Rated 94 - A mix of floral, red berry, eucalyptus and tobacco flavors highlights this elegant, intense red. Balanced and firm, with a long...
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La Spinetta Barolo Garretti 2012 750ml

Rated 94 - The 2012 Barolo Vigneto Garretti is a dark and brooding wine that has a long way to travel on its evolutionary track. Only at the...
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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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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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Moccagatta Barbaresco Bric Balin 2013 750ml

Rated 94 - A deep, sensual wine, the 2013 Barbaresco Bric Balin is shaping up to be a real jewel. Hints of orange peel, mint, spices and white...
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Pecchenino Barolo San Giuseppe 2013 750ml

Rated 96 - The aromas to this are so beautiful with ripe strawberry, dried lemon and flowers. Full body, dense palate of lots of ripe fruit and 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...

Italy Nebbiolo 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.

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.

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