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Adriano Marco E Vittorio Barbaresco Sanadaive 2017 750ml

Rated 91 - This fine vintage yielded a Sanadaive blend of exceptional quality. There are lifted strawberry aromas on the nose, which is pretty and...
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Albino Rocca Barbaresco 2015 750ml

Rated 91 - Austere and tannic, this is monolithic and unyielding, with elements of ripe fruit, and sweet spice and tar notes. Hard to see where...
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Albino Rocca Barbaresco Ronchi 2015 750ml

Rated 94 - Aromas of blueberries and hot stones follow through to a full body, firm and silky tannins and a fresh and vivid finish with lovely...
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Alessio Vermouth Bianco 750ml

Rated 95 - Sip or mix this fresh, breezy bianco. Light straw in the glass, the aromas suggest ripe pears, white flowers, and freshly mown grass....
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Angelo Gaja Sito Moresco 2016 750ml

Pure nose with aromas of small fruits. A fruity, elegant taste; good balance in the mouth and a fresh fruity finish with very fine, silky tannins....
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Antoniolo Gattinara 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - This still has one foot in its youth, with fresh cherry, berry, licorice, sandalwood and eucalyptus flavors. Turns lean and firm on the...
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ArnaldoRivera Barolo Boiolo 2015 750ml

Rated 95 - This is very spicy and rich with gorgeous ripe fruit and spices. Very aromatic. Full body, luscious and exotic flavors and a long and...

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.