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Cascina Bongiovanni
Winery Wines

Rotwein 2017 Barolo DOCG Pernanno, Piedmont, Italy

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Price: Up to 45.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique
Registration number: #Bon-L:A8621

Wine Review Report:

Last reviewed: 24 November, 2021

DOCG area for dry red wine in the Italian region of Piedmont, named after the commune of the same name located 15 kilometres south of Alba. It was classified as DOC in 1966 and as DOCG in 1980. The area comprises around 1,300 hectares of vineyards with countless parcels in the Langhe mountains with the municipalities (or just parts of them) of Barolo, Castiglione Falletto, Cherasco, Grinziano, La Morra (by far the largest area with one third of the surface), Monforte d'Alba, Novello Rossi, Serralunga d'Alba and Verduno. They are predominantly south-facing on steep slopes. The historic core areas of Barolo, Castiglione Falletto, La Morra, Monforte and...

The region of Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte) with its capital Turin is located in the extreme northwest of Italy. With over 25,000 km² of land area, 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 of Piedmontese wines (from Gattinara, among others), but Pliny the Elder (23-79), a polymath and also a wine writer, does not mention a single one in his list of the best ancient wines. It was not until the Middle Ages that the wines from here, produced primarily by the monasteries, became...

Italy is one of the oldest wine-growing countries, with origins dating back at least to 1,000 BC. At that time, the Etruscans appeared in central Italy and settled areas of the four present-day regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. The origin of Italian wine culture lies primarily in Greek colonisation, which brought Greek viticultural 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 land...

The red grape variety originates from Italy. The approximately 100 synonyms testify above all to its great age and widespread distribution in Italy, but also in many other countries. The most important are numerous names with Nebbiolo and an additional part of the name, such as Nebbiolo del Piemonte, Bruneta, Chiavennasca, Farinella, Lampia, Marchesana, Martesana, Michet, Nibio, Nibiol, Nubiola, Nubiolum, Picotender, Picotendre, Picotendro, Picotèner, Picotenero, Picoutendro, Picoutendro Maschio, Picoutener, Picutener, Poctener, Pruinè, Pugnet, Prunent, Rossetto, Spana, Spana Commune, Spanna, Spanna Grossa and Tandis. It must not be confused with the varieties...

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