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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 2016
    Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Pio Cesare Barolo 2015  Front Label
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    Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
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  • G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2016  Front Label
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    Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
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  • Giuseppe Cortese Rabaja Barbaresco 2014  Front Label
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  • Casa E. di Mirafiore Barolo 2014 Front Label
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  • Mondoro Sparkling Asti Spumante Front Label
    Mondoro Sparkling Asti Spumante
    Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Piedmont, Italy
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  • Giovanni Rosso Barolo 2014  Front Label
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    G.D. Vajra Barolo Ravera 2014
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  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2015  Front Label
    Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2015
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  • Vietti Barolo Brunate 2015  Front Label
    Vietti Barolo Brunate 2015
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    G.D. Vajra Bricco Delle Viole Barolo 2014
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  • Prunotto Nebbiolo Occhetti 2016 Front Label
    Prunotto Nebbiolo Occhetti 2016
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    Marchesi di Gresy Barbaresco Martinenga 2016
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    Luigi Baudana Barolo Cerretta 2014
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    Sandrone Valmaggiore Nebbiolo d'Alba 2016
    Nebbiolo from Roero, Piedmont, Italy
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    Elvio Cogno Cascina Nuova Barolo 2015
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    Vietti Barolo Ravera (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2015
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