Piedmont

Marengo Mauro Nas-Cetta 2020

The Marengo Mauro Nas-Cetta 2020 is a White wine from the Langhe district near the town of Novello in the Piedmont area of northwest Italy. Marengo Mauro is a family-owned and operated winery, every member of the family has a duty. One manages the vineyards, another does the graphics and packaging, another oversees the winemaking,…

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Rosa dell Olmo Barbera d’Asti 2018

The Story The Rosa dell Olmo Barbera d’Asti 2018 is a $5.99 Trader Joe’s import wine, I am not sure if this is an exclusive TJ’s wine since I found a wine shop on the internet selling this wine for around $12. This is a DOCG designated wine. Italy has strict rules and regulations pertaining…

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Corte Rossa Barolo 2015

The Story The Corte Rossa Barolo 2015 is an $11.99 Trader Joe’s import exclusive, 100% Nebbiolo grape from vineyards in the Barolo DOCG region of northwest Italy. The Barolo region in Italy bills itself as the King of Italian wine. Barolo wines typical sell for around forty dollars and the best offerings from the best estates…

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Paluzzi Moscato D’Asti 2017

The Paluzzi Moscato D’Asti 2017 is a $6.99 ALDI’s Sparkling wine from the DOCG Asti region inside of Piedmont in northwest Italy. The entire Asti growing region is designated DOCG (that is Italy highest designation concerning location and the rules and regulation of growing grapes and producing wine, followed by DOC, IGP, and Table Wine. Gancia…

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Indigenous Nebbiolo d’Alba 2015

The Indigenous Nebbiolo d’Alba 2015 is 100% Nebbiolo grape sourced from a family owned Estate in the Roero district of Piedmont in northern Italy. Indigenous Selection is an importer representing a carefully curated portfolio of wineries mainly in the Piedmont and Tuscany areas of Italy. The Indigenous label was created to be an old school second…

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Locations “I” (Italy) Red Blend

The Locations “I” (Italy) Red Blend is a blend of Negroamaro and Nero d’Avoloa from Puglia Southern Italy and Barbera from Piedmont in Northwest Italy. Italy is a land of 2,000 indigenous grapes that have existed very happily until Dave Phinney hit. This is an Italian wine made with California rules. This ain’t DOCG, this ain’t DOC,…

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Rosa Regale 2016

The Rosa Regale 2016 is a Sparkling Red wine made from the Brachetto grape grown in the Banfi Estate La Rossa vineyard near the town of Acqui Terme (the Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG) in Piedmont located in northwest Italy. I think that a wine that has a story behind it tastes better and the Rosa Regale has a story. There…

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2009 Castello del Poggio Barbera d’ Asti

The 2009 Castello del Poggio Barbera d’ Asti is sourced from Estate vineyards located near the town of Asti in the Piedmont Province of Northern Italy. The Castello (Castle) del Poggio has been a grape growing Estate sine the 1500’s. but over time the property of subdivided and sold off. Zonin Family Estates acquired all…

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Monte Degli Angeli Piemonte 2010 Pinot Noir

This 100% Pinot Noir out of Piedmont, Italy- yes, Italy – is an absolute steal for $9.99 at Evolution Wines and Spirits. Pinot Noir is not a typical grape for Italy or its “foot of the mountain” Piedmont region. However, this region shares a border with Burgundy, and the similar continental climate of Piedmont suggests…

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La Loggia 2008 Barbaresco

One of the things I love about Italian wine is that they taste like nothing I’ve ever had before. This is because most of the Italian wine grapes or varietals are native only to Italy and rarely do well elsewhere.  A perfect example of this is in Italy’s premier wine region of Piedmont in which…

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2008 Nerelo Del Bastardo

The 2008 Nerelo Del Bastardo is imported for Trader Joe’s and sells for $7.99. The Bastardo is the Italian equivalent of the French negotiant wines. The wine makers in the Italian DOCG’s are allowed to produce only a certain amount of their top wines and the wines that don’t make the cut cannot be labeled…

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