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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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  • Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2017  Front Label
    Vietti Barolo Castiglione 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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    Nebbiolo from Barolo, 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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  • Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne (375ML half-bottle) 2015  Front Label
    Damilano Barolo Lecinquevigne (375ML half-bottle) 2015
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Contratto Millesimato Pas Dose 2015  Front Label
    Contratto Millesimato Pas Dose 2015
    Vintage Sparkling Wine from Piedmont, Italy
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  • Bruno Giacosa Roero Arneis 2020  Front Label
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    Arneis from Roero, 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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  • Pio Cesare Barolo 2017  Front Label
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  • Parusso Barolo Perarmando 2017  Front Label
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    Nebbiolo from Barolo, 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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  • Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili Riserva 2016  Front Label
    Bruno Giacosa Barbaresco Asili Riserva 2016
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo 2017  Front Label
    Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo 2017
    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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  • Pio Cesare Barbera d'Alba 2019  Front Label
    Pio Cesare Barbera d'Alba 2019
    Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Vietti Barolo Brunate 2015  Front Label
    Vietti Barolo Brunate 2015
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Ceretto Brunate Barolo 2015  Front Label
    Ceretto Brunate Barolo 2015
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric 2017  Front Label
    Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Travaglini Gattinara 2017  Front Label
    Travaglini Gattinara 2017
    Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
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    Pio Cesare Barolo 2016
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Pio Cesare Barbaresco 2016  Front Label
    Pio Cesare Barbaresco 2016
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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    G.D. Vajra Barolo Coste di Rose 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Michele Chiarlo Barolo Tortoniano 2016  Front Label
    Michele Chiarlo Barolo Tortoniano 2016
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Paolo Scavino Barolo 2017  Front Label
    Paolo Scavino Barolo 2017
    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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