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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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Angelo Gaja Sori Tildin 2013 750ml

Rated 97 - As always, the Sorì Tildìn is a wine of nuance and delineation above all else. Beautifully sculpted and precise, the 2013 offers up a...
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Bel Colle Barbaresco 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - A Barbaresco that exhibits delicate aromas of strawberries with pine needles and cedary undertones. The palate is marked by the tannins,...
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Bel Colle Barbaresco Roncaglie 2011 750ml

This Barbaresco D.O.C.G. grows in the Nebbiolo vineyards situated in the towns of Treiso and Barbaresco, after ageing in oak casks for two years it...
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Bel Colle Barolo Monvigliero 2011 750ml

Rated 91 - Truffle, underbrush, dark berry, mocha and grilled sage aromas unfold in the glass. The firm palate delivers smoke, raw berry, baking...
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Bel Colle Barolo Simposio 2012 750ml

Rated 95 - Enticing scents of ripe berry, underbrush, grilled herb and eucalyptus mingle together along with an underlying fragrance of rose petal....
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Beni Di Batasiolo Barbaresco 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - A soft and silky red with plum and chocolate character, medium body and a fruity finish. Drink or hold. - Suckling.
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Beni Di Batasiolo Barolo 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - A silky Barolo with plenty of plum, cedar and walnut aromas and flavors. Medium body, caressing mouthfeel and a delicious finish. Drink...
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Boroli Barolo Villero 2009 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2009 Barolo Villero shows gorgeous richness and a long, supple feel that lingers long on the palate. Along the way, the wine imparts...
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Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - This is a difficult wine to find in the marketplace and it is rarely presented for official review. In fact, the last time it was...
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Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili 2009 750ml

Rated 93 - This rich red is packed with floral, sweet cherry, strawberry and anise aromas and flavors with a hint of menthol that stand up to the...
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Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - Enticing flavors of cherry, strawberry, eucalyptus and underbrush mark this elegant, firm red. Tightly wound for now and just hinting at...
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Italy Nebbiolo 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.

The Nebbiolo grape varietal is widely understood to be the fruit responsible for Italy's finest aged wines. However, its popularity and reliability as a grape which gives out outstanding flavors and aromas has led it to be planted in many countries around the world, with much success. These purple grapes are distinguishable by the fact that they take on a milky dust as they begin to reach maturity, leading many to claim that this is the reason for their unusual name, which means 'fog' in Italian. Nebbiolo grapes produce wines which have a wide range of beautiful and fascinating flavors, the most common of which are rich, dark and complex, such as violet, truffle, tobacco and prunes. They are generally aged for many years to balance out their characteristics, as their natural tannin levels tend to be very high.

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.