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Piedmontese Wine Italy

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Set upon a backdrop of the visually stunning Alps, the enchanting and rolling hills of Piedmont are the source of some of the country’s longest-lived and most sought-after wines. Vineyards cover a great majority of the land area—especially in Barolo—with the most prized sites at the top hilltops or on south-facing slopes where sunlight exposure is maximized. Piedmont has a continental climate with hot, humid summers leading to cold winters and precipitation year-round. The reliable autumnal fog provides a cooling effect, especially beneficial for Nebbiolo, Piedmont’s most prestigious variety.

In fact, Nebbiolo is named exactly for the arrival of this pre-harvest fog (called “nebbia” in Italian), which prolongs cluster hang time and allows full phenolic balance and ripeness. Harvest of Nebbiolo is last among Piedmont's varieties, occurring sometime in October. This grape is responsible for the exalted wines of Barbaresco and Barolo, known for their ageability, firm tannins and hallmark aromas of tar and roses. Nebbiolo wines, despite their pale hue, pack a pleasing punch of flavor and structure; the best examples can require about a decade’s wait before they become approachable. Barbaresco tends to be more elegant in style while Barolo is more powerful. Across the Tanaro River, the Roero region, and farther north, the regions of Gattinara and Ghemme, also produce excellent quality Nebbiolo.

Easy-going Barbera is the most planted grape in Piedmont, beloved for its trademark high acidity, low tannin and juicy red fruit. Dolcetto, Piedmont’s other important red grape, is usually ready within a couple of years of release.

White wines, while less ubiquitous here, should not be missed. Key varieties include Arneis, Cortese, Timorasso, Erbaluce and the sweet, charming Muscat, responsible for the brilliantly recognizable, Moscato d'Asti.

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  • Ceretto Brunate Barolo 2015  Front Label
    Ceretto Brunate Barolo 2015
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Ceretto Barolo 2015  Front Label
    Ceretto Barolo 2015
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Ceretto Prapo Barolo 2015  Front Label
    Ceretto Prapo Barolo 2015
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Undicicomuni 2015  Front Label
    Arnaldo Rivera Barolo Undicicomuni 2015
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Enrico Serafino Barolo Monclivio 2016  Front Label
    Enrico Serafino Barolo Monclivio 2016
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, 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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  • Villa Sparina Gavi di Gavi 2020  Front Label
    Villa Sparina Gavi di Gavi 2020
    Cortese from Gavi, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne 2015  Front Label
    Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne 2015
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe 2017  Front Label
    G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Vietti Roero Arneis 2020  Front Label
    Vietti Roero Arneis 2020
    Arneis from Roero, Piedmont, Italy
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    • Ceretto Santo Stefano Moscato d'Asti 2020  Front Label
      Ceretto Santo Stefano Moscato d'Asti 2020
      Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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    • Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne 2019  Front Label
      Vietti Barbera d'Asti Tre Vigne 2019
      Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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      • Fontanafredda Barolo Vigna La Rosa 2016  Front Label
        Fontanafredda Barolo Vigna La Rosa 2016
        Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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      • Pio Cesare Barolo 2017  Front Label
        Pio Cesare Barolo 2017
        Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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      • Paolo Scavino Barolo Ravera 2017  Front Label
        Paolo Scavino Barolo Ravera 2017
        Nebbiolo from Barolo, 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
        • WE93
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      • Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis 2020  Front Label
        Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis 2020
        Arneis from Roero, Piedmont, Italy
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        • Marchesi di Barolo Gavi 2019  Front Label
          Marchesi di Barolo Gavi 2019
          Cortese from Gavi, Piedmont, Italy
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        • Prunotto Nebbiolo Occhetti 2017  Front Label
          Prunotto Nebbiolo Occhetti 2017
          Nebbiolo from 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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          • Travaglini Gattinara 2017  Front Label
            Travaglini Gattinara 2017
            Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
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          • Marchesi di Barolo Tradizione Barolo 2016  Front Label
            Marchesi di Barolo Tradizione Barolo 2016
            Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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          • Castello del Poggio Moscato Provincia di Pavia  Front Label
            Castello del Poggio Moscato Provincia di Pavia
            Muscat from Piedmont, Italy
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          • Fontanafredda Serralunga d'Alba Barolo 2015  Front Label
            Fontanafredda Serralunga d'Alba Barolo 2015
            Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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          • Braida Bricco dell' Uccellone Barbera d'Asti 2017  Front Label
            Braida Bricco dell' Uccellone Barbera d'Asti 2017
            Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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