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Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Vignolo 2008 750ml

Rated 97 - A rich, dense version, with power and beefy tannins supporting the cherry, wild herb, eucalyptus and tea notes. Tight and bursting with...
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Ceretto Barbaresco 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - Boasting a classic approach to Nebbiolo, the 2013 Barbaresco offers a pure and traditional interpretation of Piedmont's noble grape. The...
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Ceretto Barbaresco Bernardot Bricco Asili 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - Very bright and aromatic with cherry, flower and mineral character. Full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. There's a clarity and...
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Ceretto Barbaresco Bricco Asili 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - Very bright and aromatic with cherry, flower and mineral character. Full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. There's a clarity and...
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Ceretto Barolo 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - A beautiful example of the luscious 2012 vintage for Barolo. Shows dried strawberry, light chocolate, toffee and nut aromas and flavors....
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Ceretto Barolo Bricco Rocche 2008 1.5Ltr

Rated 98 - Racy. Ripe plum almost prune with bright cherries and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with powerful yet refined tannins. This is very...
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Ceretto Barolo Bricco Rocche 2011 750ml

Rated 95 - Very pretty and firm with beautiful berry, chocolate and hazelnut character. Full body, long finish. Complex and flavorful. Better in...
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Ceretto Barolo Brunate Bricco Rocche 2011 750ml

Rated 96 - A wine with wonderful depth and richness with soft tannins, juicy fruit, full body and a long and flavorful finish. Fabulous depth....
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Ceretto Barolo Prapo Bricco Rocche 2011 750ml

Rated 94+ - The 2011 Barolo Prapò is just as impressive as it has always been. In 2011, the Prapò has retained considerable freshness as well as...

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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.