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Red wine 2007 Langhe DOC Virtus, Piedmont, Italy

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14.5%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #MG-L1210

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Last reviewed: 1 July, 2016

The famous hilly landscape north and south of the town of Alba (province of Cuneo) in the north-west Italian region of Piedmont, which is romantically known as the "Heart of Piedmont". It lies between the upper Po Valley near Turin and the Ligurian Alps and extends over the two provinces of Cuneo and Asti. The area is bordered by the two rivers Tanaro and Bormida. The Langhe is divided into three areas: the Bassa Langa (Lower Langa), with mainly viticulture, the Alta Langa (Upper Langa), with hazelnut cultivation, and the Langa Astigiana area, famous for its truffle cultivation.

Langhe Weinberge
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The gentle ridges of hills rise...

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 wine writer, does not mention any of them 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 known,...

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