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Marchesi Di Gresy Barbaresco Martinenga 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - Soft floral nose; silky and juicy with elegant, tangy and precise fruit; bright, racy and refined; balanced with hints of spice and...
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Marchesi Di Gresy Barbaresco Martinenga Gaiun 2011 750ml

Rated 93 - With 24 months in barrique, the 2011 Barbaresco Gaiun Martinenga exhibits a ripe and generous style with pretty aromatic embellishments...
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Michele Chiarlo Barbaresco Reyna 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - Aromas of dark fruits, walnuts and hints of brunt orange peel. Full body with a solid core of ripe fruit but firm and racy. Bright...
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Michele Chiarlo Barbaresco Reyna 2013 750ml

Rated 93 - Very pretty, linear fruit and tannin structure here with blueberry and spice character. Full to medium body, fruity center palate and a...
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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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Pio Cesare Barbaresco 2010 750ml

Rated 94 - Bright red cherries, plums, spices, orange peel, tobacco and leather are some of the many notes that meld together in the 2010...
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Prunotto Barbaresco 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - Prunotto's 2012 Barbaresco is finessed, gracious and classy. Crushed flowers, raspberries, sweet red cherries, mint and cinnamon lift...
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Roagna Barbaresco Asili Vv 2008 750ml

Rated 94 - Moderately saturated medium red. Knockout perfume combines raspberry, underbrush and truffle, with pungent floral and mineral elements...
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Roagna Barbaresco Paje 2011 750ml

Rated 93 - Roagna's 2011 Barbaresco Pajé is dark, sensual and inviting. Black cherry, plum, licorice, smoke, scorched earth and menthol give the...
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Vietti Barbaresco Masseria 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - Sweet red cherries, tobacco, mint, spices and new leather flesh out in Vietti's 2012 Barbaresco Masseria. Open-knit, silky and gracious,...

Barbaresco 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.