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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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  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2017  Front Label
    Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Pio Cesare Barolo 2016  Front Label
    Pio Cesare Barolo 2016
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Marchesi di Barolo Barolo Cannubi 2014  Front Label
    Marchesi di Barolo Barolo Cannubi 2014
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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    • Borgogno Barolo 2016  Front Label
      Borgogno Barolo 2016
      Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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    • Gaja Gaia and Rey Chardonnay 2018  Front Bottle Shot
      Gaja Gaia and Rey Chardonnay 2018
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    • Vietti Perbacco Nebbiolo delle Langhe 2018  Front Label
      Vietti Perbacco Nebbiolo delle Langhe 2018
      Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
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      • Vietti Moscato d'Asti 2020  Front Label
        Vietti Moscato d'Asti 2020
        Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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      • Gaja DaGromis Barolo 2016  Front Label
        Gaja DaGromis Barolo 2016
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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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        • Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto Riserva 2014  Front Label
          Bruno Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto Riserva 2014
          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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        • Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne 2015  Front Label
          Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne 2015
          Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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        • Saracco Moscato d'Asti 2020  Front Label
          Saracco Moscato d'Asti 2020
          Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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          • Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato d'Asti 2020  Front Label
            Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato d'Asti 2020
            Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
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            • Cigliuti Barbaresco Serraboella 2016  Front Label
              Cigliuti Barbaresco Serraboella 2016
              Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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            • Ceretto Barolo 2015  Front Label
              Ceretto Barolo 2015
              Nebbiolo from Barolo, 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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            • 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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            • Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili Riserva 2014  Front Label
              Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili Riserva 2014
              Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, 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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            • Ceretto Barbaresco 2016  Front Label
              Ceretto Barbaresco 2016
              Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, 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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              • Fontanafredda Serralunga d'Alba Barolo 2015  Front Label
                Fontanafredda Serralunga d'Alba Barolo 2015
                Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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              • Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2017  Front Label
                Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2017
                Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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              • Fontanafredda Gavi di Gavi 2019  Front Label
                Fontanafredda Gavi di Gavi 2019
                Cortese from Gavi, Piedmont, Italy
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