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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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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...
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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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Elio Grasso Barolo Gavarini Vigna Chiniera 2012 750ml

Rated 96 - The 2012 Barolo Gavarini Chiniera is one of the most beautiful, precise wines of the vintage. Finely cut and chiseled, the Gavarini...
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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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Luigi Pira Barolo Serralunga 2013 750ml

Rated 95 - This is smooth and hangs together beautifully, framing flavors of cherry, raspberry, wild herbs, mineral and tobacco. There is plenty of...
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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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Italy 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.

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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