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Pio Cesare Piodilei Langhe 2011

Pio Cesare, Chardonnay, Piodilei, DOC Langhe, Piemonte, Italy, 2011 About Langhe DOC The Langhe DOC requires a wine labelled as chardonnay, to be based upon at least 85% chardonnay grapes. This wine: varietal chardonnay, barrel fermented, then aged on the … Continue reading

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Virna Barolo 2006

Azienda Virna, Merli, DOCG Barolo, Piemonte, Italia, 2006 DOCG Barolo minimum ageing requirements are for a normale – 38 months of which 18 in wood, and for a riserva 62 months of which 18 in wood. This wine: varietal nebbiolo, coated natural … Continue reading

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Araldica Barolo 2011

Araldica, Flori, DOCG Barolo, Piemonte, Italy, 2011 This wine: varietal nebbiolo, 3 years ageing in oak botti, Diam 5 agglomerate cork closure, 14% abv, Ann et Vin, £13.75 (2015) Consumer tasting note: entry level Barolo, some typical notes of cherry, … Continue reading

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Dezzani Roero Arneis 2014

Dezzani, Monfrigio, DOCG Roero Arneis, Piemonte, 2014 Arneis – tending to full-bodied wines, if picked late can be flabby, suggested profile includes gooseberry, ripe pear, apple, lemon, orange, melon, stone fruit – apricot and peach, broom, camomile, almond, black pepper ….. … Continue reading

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Cta. Terre del Barolo 2011

Cantina Terre del Barolo, DOCG Barolo, Piemonte, Italy, 2011 This wine is varietal nebbiolo, a variety that buds early and ripens late, needing the best southern exposures on steep slopes. It is thin, yet strong skinned. producing wines with high … Continue reading

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Oddero DOCG Barolo 2009

Oddero, DOCG Barolo, Piemonte, Italy, 2009 Grown on south-facing slope on calcareous marls to the south-west of Alba. Nebbiolo buds early and ripens late, it has a thin, hence modest wine hue, yet strong skin. The best wines need ten years to … Continue reading

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Malvira DOC Langhe 2010

Malvira, Nebbiolo, DOC Langhe, Piemonte, Italy, 2010 DOC Langhe nebbiolo is essentially the second wine of DOCGs Barolo and Barbaresco.  It is used to declassify these wines, for cash flow, as an early drinking style, and as a dumping ground for wines … Continue reading

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