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Adriano Marco E Vittorio Barbaresco Sanadaive 2013 750ml

Rated 94 - Enticing scents of fragrant blue flower, ripe red berry, baking spice, menthol and new leather lead the way. Fresh and elegant, the...
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Altare Barolo 2011 750ml

Rated 95 - This is really fantastic. Better than 2010. Full and super silky with complex berry, lemon and cedar aromas and flavors. Gorgeous...
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Altare Barolo Arborina 2011 750ml

Rated 95 - A deep and rich Barolo with lovely velvety tannins and a fresh and tangy background giving the wine tension and beauty. Lovely...
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Altare Barolo Cerretta 2008 750ml

Rated 96 - The 2008 Barolo Vigna Bricco Cerretta shows the muscle of Serralunga within the context of the year. Dark red fruit, flowers, licorice...
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Altare Barolo Cerretta 2009 750ml

Rated 97 - The 2009 Barolo Cerretta is not a Riserva, but it is released six years after the harvest. Fruit comes from a 4,000-square-meter parcel...
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Angelo Gaja Barbaresco 2011 750ml

Rated 95 - Extremely perfumed with roses, dark berries, ash, asphalt, and sliced plums. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a juicy, savory finish....
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Angelo Gaja Barbaresco 2012 750ml

Rated 94 - So perfumed with black cherry, strawberry and flowers. Tar undertones. Brick, too. Some minerals. Stone fruit. Full body, fine tannins...
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Ascheri Barolo Docg 2012 750ml

Rated 94 - Licorice, cherry and tar notes mark this intense, chewy red, packed with sweet fruit midpalate that offsets the dense, dusty tannins....
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Ascheri Barolo Sorano 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - A tight and pretty red with plum and mineral aromas and flavors. Hints of stone and chalk. Full body, chewy tannins and a fresh finish....
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Attilio Ghisolfi Barolo Bussia 2010 750ml

Rated 93 - Pretty cherry, raspberry, rose and woodsy aromas and flavors highlight this elegant, athletic red. Turns denser and more compact,...
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Attilio Ghisolfi Barolo Bussia Bricco Visette 2010 750ml

Rated 93 - The cherry and raspberry notes are augmented by balsamic elements of eucalyptus, menthol and tar in this red, but overall the...
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Azelia Barolo 2004 750ml

Rated 92 - Pure blackberry and violet on the nose. Full-bodied, with beautiful ripe fruit flavors. This has ripe, round tannins, yet it's balanced...
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Azelia Barolo Bricco Fiasco 2011 750ml

Rated 94 - The 2011 Barolo Bricco Fiasco is pretty but almost unusually polished and silky for a site that tends to produce much firmer and more...
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Azelia Barolo Margheria 2011 750ml

Rated 96 - Iron, smoke, spices, rose petal, lavender and mint meld into a core of dark red fruit in the 2011 Barolo Margheria. Here, too, the style...
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Azelia Barolo San Rocco 2011 750ml

Rated 95 - The 2011 Barolo San Rocco opens with exquisite, beguiling aromatics. A rich, explosive Barolo, the 2011 is built in a serious core of...

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.