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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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Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Vigna Casa Mate 2011 750ml

Rated 95 - A very exciting and subtle red with tar, licorice and dark berry character. Full-bodied, yet subtle and balanced. Lovely density and...
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Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Vigna Casa Mate 2012 750ml

Rated 96 - Dark, rich and enveloping, the 2012 Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè wraps around the palate with serious intensity. The flavors are deep and...
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Elio Grasso Barolo Riserva Runcot 2010 750ml

Rated 96+ - Grasso's 2010 Barolo Riserva Rüncot is fabulous. The flavors are bright, sculpted and finely nuanced throughout, with plenty of sweet...
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Fontanafredda Barolo Serralunga 2011 1.5Ltr

Rated 93 - A rich, round style, boasting cherry, berry, cedar and licorice flavors. Packed with sweet fruit, this is dense, with dusty tannins...
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Fontanafredda Barolo Serralunga 2011 750ml

Rated 93 - A rich, round style, boasting cherry, berry, cedar and licorice flavors. Packed with sweet fruit, this is dense, with dusty tannins...
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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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G.D. Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2012 750ml

Rated 94 - The 2012 Barolo Bricco delle Viole is pure class. A decidedly sensual, inviting Bricco delle Viole, the 2012 fleshes out in the glass...
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Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Cannubi 2008 750ml

Rated 94 - Violets, tar, smoke, rose petals, spices and dark fruit are some of the many notes that emerge from the 2008 Barolo Cannubi. An intense,...
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Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Cannubi 2010 750ml

Rated 93-95+ - The 2010 Barolo Cannubi is the most complete and intriguing of Borgogno's single-vineyard Barolos. Sweet, silky tannins support a...
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Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Fossati 2010 750ml

Rated 93 - Very fresh with lots of dark chocolate, dried berry and lemon rind character on the nose and palate. Full, yet silky and racy. Refined...
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Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Liste 2010 1.5Ltr

Rated 94 - Fascinating aromas of walnuts, hints of chocolate and dried fruits follow through to a full body plus firm tannins that compress the...
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Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Pinin 2011 750ml

Borgogno Barolo is an intense garnet red color with orange reflections. Ethereal, persistent, intense "goudron" perfume. Dry,...
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Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva 1998 750ml

Rated 93 - The Borgogno family is one of the dynasties of Barolo and traces its origins in the wine trade back to 1761, making it perhaps the...
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Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva 2000 750ml

Rated 93 - More evolved than the '01 or '99, this offers a complex bouquet of cherry, truffle, licorice, leather and tar, with cherry, licorice...

Barolo Italy Piedmont

The beautiful hilly sub-region of Barolo in Italy's legendary wine region of Piedmont is an extremely special place, and is said by many to be the home of Italy's greatest red wines. The lush, green hills are regularly covered with mists, which help to temper the otherwise hot and sunny weather, and thus slow the ripening process of the fine Nebbiolo grapes which thrive there. For thousands of years, this part of Italy has been responsible for producing wines of exquisite character and flavour, and little has changed in the twenty-first century. Traditional methods sit comfortably alongside modern techniques, and the results are rarely anything short of splendid, thanks to the dedication the local wine-makers have to supreme quality always coming before quantity.

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.