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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
Marchesi di Barolo Maraia Barbera di Monferrato 2006
Marchesi di Barolo Maraia Barbera di Monferrato 2006
(search item no. 93960)

PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $9.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: A captivating ruby red

Bouquet: Fresh and intense; infused with scents of wild berries and hints of vanilla.

Taste: Medium-full-bodied; on the palate it expands into a warm, robust flavor that is attractively assertive and well-balanced.

Serving suggestions: Outstanding with flavorful first courses and appetizers and a natural companion to red meat entrées.

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About Marchesi di Barolo:

Setting precedents is a characteristic of Piedmontese winemaking and Marchesi di Barolo, one of the region's premier producers of Barolo, is no exception. In the mid-1800s, Marchesi di Barolo became the first estate in Italy to vinify its red wines in a dry style, a revolutionary concept at the time, but one with enduring and immensely beneficial consequences for the entire Italian wine industry.

In contrast to its noble French counterparts, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, which flourish in various corners of the world, Nebbiolo rarely thrives outside its native Piedmontese habitat. While relatively resistant to frost, damp and mist, it is highly sensitive to terrain, faring best in the Langhe district's chalky, marly soil of maritime origin.

Producing majestic red wines of phenomenal depth, complexity and longevity, Nebbiolo is the earliest red grape variety in Piedmont to bud and the last to ripen. Its name derives from the early morning mists, or "nebbia," that shroud the lower slopes of the Langhe hillsides during the fall harvest period.

The Marchesi di Barolo estate takes pride in the international reputation it has established for its fine Barolo DOCG and two superb single-vineyard crus, Barolo Cannubi DOCG and Barolo Sarmassa DOCG, all made from 100% estate-grown Nebbiolo grapes.