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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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Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne 2012 750ml

Rated 95 - Purity of fruit and balance here is very impressive. Firm and very silky tannins with a long, long finish that gives the wine amazing...
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Luciano Sandrone Barolo Le Vigne 2013 750ml

Rated 96+ - The 2013 Barolo le Vigne is another stellar achievement from Luciano Sandrone and his family. Since 2010, the blend for this wine has...
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Luigi Baudana Barolo Serralunga 2013 750ml

Rated 94 - The 2013 Barolo Baudana opens with striking, beguiling aromatics. Deep, pliant and sensual on the palate, the 2013 exudes fruit...
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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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Marchesi Di Barolo Barolo Sarmassa 2010 750ml

Rated 93+ - Benefitting from southeast exposures, the 2010 Barolo Sarmassa is a deeply layered and concentrated wine with immediate aromas of...
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Marengo Barolo 2013 750ml

Rated 93 - Marco Marengo's 2013 Barolo sees fruit sourced from four vineyards located in the La Morra township. These are Serradenari, Fossati,...
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Marengo Barolo Brunate 2012 750ml

Rated 95 - Incredible purity of fruit here with strawberry, plum and floral aromas. Full body, velvety and polished tannins and a long and...
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Marziano Abbona Barolo Cerviano 2009 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2009 Barolo Cerviano emerges from a site in Novello just south of Ravera. Firm tannins convey an impression of classicism verging on...
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Marziano Abbona Barolo Cerviano 2010 750ml

Rated 92 - A round, rich style, displaying cherry, tobacco, spice and underbrush flavors. Mouthwatering and firm, with a long, tea- and...
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Marziano Abbona Barolo Pressenda 2009 375ml

Rated 92 - The 2009 Barolo Pressenda has a little more energy and tannin than the Terlo Ravera, which helps brighten the flavors. Nuanced and...
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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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Marziano Abbona Barolo Terlo Ravera 2009 375ml

Rated 93 - This is a beautiful Barolo, bursting with pure cherry and raspberry fruit, accented by floral, tobacco and earth notes. Balanced and...
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Marziano Abbona Barolo Terlo Ravera 2009 750ml

Rated 93 - This is a beautiful Barolo, bursting with pure cherry and raspberry fruit, accented by floral, tobacco and earth notes. Balanced and...

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.