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Agricola Gian Piero Marrone snc
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Red wine 2015 Barolo DOCG, Piedmont, Italy

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Price: Up to 35.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: large wood and Barrique
Registration number: #GPM-L22-19

Wine Review Report:

Last reviewed: 30 September, 2019

DOCG area for dry red wine in the Italian region of Piedmont, named after the municipality of the same name 15 kilometres south of Alba. It was classified as DOC in 1966 and DOCG in 1980. The area covers about 1,300 hectares of vineyards with countless parcels in the Langhe mountains with the districts (or parts thereof) of Barolo, Castiglione Falletto, Cherasco, Grinziano, La Morra (by far the largest area, covering one third of the area), Monforte d'Alba, Novello Rossi, Serralunga d'Alba and Verduno. These are mainly southern locations on steep slopes. The historical core areas of Barolo, Castiglione Falletto, La Morra, Monforte and Serralunga account...

The region of Piedmont (ital. Piemonte) with the capital Turin is located in the extreme northwest of Italy. With a land area of over 25,000 km², it is the second largest after Sicily. The beginnings of viticulture go back to the Celtic people of the Taurines (who gave the capital its name) and to the Ligurians. The Romans already knew Piedmontese wines (from Gattinara, among others), but the universal scholar and wine author Pliny the Elder (23-79) does not mention a single one in his list of the best wines of antiquity. It was not until the Middle Ages that the wines produced mainly by monasteries became known from here,...

Italy is one of the oldest wine-growing countries, the beginnings go back at least to before 1,000 BC. It was at this time that the Etruscans appeared in central Italy, settling areas in the four regions of today's Abruzzo, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. The origins of Italian wine culture lie above all in the Greek colonisation, which brought Greek wine culture to the peninsula, beginning in the 10th century BC on the island of Sicily as well as Campania and Calabria. The Greeks brought many of their grape varieties with them and named the ideal land for...

The red grape variety comes from Italy. The approximately 100 synonyms testify above all to the great age and the wide distribution of the vine. The most important of these are numerous names with Nebbiolo and supplementary names such as Nebbiolo del Piemonte, as well as Chiavennasca, Lampia, Marchesana, Martesana, Michet, Picotender, Picotendre, Picotendro, Picotèner, Picotenero, Picoutendro, Picoutendro Maschio, Picoutener, Picutener, Poctener, Pugnet, Prunent, Spana, Spana Commune, Spanna, Spanna Grossa and Vercelli. It must not be confused with the varieties Chatus (Nebbiolo di Dronero, Nebbiolo Pairolè), Croatina (Nebbiolo di...

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