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Barbaresco Piedmont, Italy

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A wine that most perfectly conveys the spirit and essence of its place, Barbaresco is true reflection of terroir. Its star grape, like that in the neighboring Barolo region, is Nebbiolo. Four townships within the Barbaresco zone can produce Barbaresco: the actual village of Barbaresco, as well as Neive, Treiso and San Rocco Seno d'Elvio.

Broadly speaking there are more similarities in the soils of Barbaresco and Barolo than there are differences. Barbaresco’s soils are approximately of the same two major soil types as Barolo: blue-grey marl of the Tortonion epoch, producing more fragile and aromatic characteristics, and Helvetian white yellow marl, which produces wines with more structure and tannins.

Nebbiolo ripens earlier in Barbaresco than in Barolo, primarily due to the vineyards’ proximity to the Tanaro River and lower elevations. While the wines here are still powerful, Barbaresco expresses a more feminine side of Nebbiolo, often with softer tannins, delicate fruit and an elegant perfume. Typical in a well-made Barbaresco are expressions of rose petal, cherry, strawberry, violets, smoke and spice. These wines need a few years before they reach their peak, the best of which need over a decade or longer. Bottle aging adds more savory characteristics, such as earth, iron and dried fruit.

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  • Paitin Barbaresco Sori Paitin Serraboella 2016 Front Label
    Paitin Barbaresco Sori Paitin Serraboella 2016
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Gaja Barbaresco 2017  Front Label
    Gaja Barbaresco 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Adriano Marco e Vittorio Sanadaive Barbaresco 2017  Front Label
    Adriano Marco e Vittorio Sanadaive Barbaresco 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2017  Front Label
    Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Ceretto Barbaresco 2016  Front Label
    Ceretto Barbaresco 2016
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Castello di Neive Barbaresco 2017  Front Label
    Castello di Neive Barbaresco 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Adriano Marco e Vittorio Basarin Barbaresco 2017  Front Label
    Adriano Marco e Vittorio Basarin Barbaresco 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Prunotto Barbaresco 2017  Front Label
    Prunotto Barbaresco 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Sottimano Barbaresco Pajore 2017  Front Label
    Sottimano Barbaresco Pajore 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Sottimano Barbaresco Curra 2014 Front Label
    Sottimano Barbaresco Curra 2014
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Adriano Marco e Vittorio Sanadaive Barbaresco 2018  Front Label
    Adriano Marco e Vittorio Sanadaive Barbaresco 2018
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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    • Giuseppe Cortese Rabaja Barbaresco 2017  Front Label
      Giuseppe Cortese Rabaja Barbaresco 2017
      Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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    • Albino Rocca Barbaresco 2018  Front Label
      Albino Rocca Barbaresco 2018
      Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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      • Vite Colte Barbaresco Spezie Riserva 2008  Front Label
        Vite Colte Barbaresco Spezie Riserva 2008
        Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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      • Fontanafredda Silver Label Barbaresco 2015  Front Label
        Fontanafredda Silver Label Barbaresco 2015
        Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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      • Marchesi di Gresy Barbaresco Martinenga 2017  Front Label
        Marchesi di Gresy Barbaresco Martinenga 2017
        Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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      • Sottimano Barbaresco Cotta 2017  Front Label
        Sottimano Barbaresco Cotta 2017
        Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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      • La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2016  Front Label
        La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2016
        Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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      • Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili Riserva (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2014 Front Label
        Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili Riserva (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2014
        Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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        Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili Riserva 2014
        Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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      • Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Rabaja 2017  Front Label
        Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Rabaja 2017
        Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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        • Pio Cesare Il Bricco Barbaresco 2016  Front Label
          Pio Cesare Il Bricco Barbaresco 2016
          Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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        • Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili 2017  Front Label
          Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili 2017
          Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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        • La Spinetta Barbaresco Bordini 2018  Front Label
          La Spinetta Barbaresco Bordini 2018
          Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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