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Barolo 2012

Principiano • 750ml • 13.5%

$99.95

Principiano Barolo Ravera di Monforte 2012 is a red wine made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes grown sustainably in Piedmont, Northern Italy, under the appellation Barolo DOCG.

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SKU: RAVEBARO12C
Why You Should Try It

The Wine: Barolo Ravera di Monforte 2012

Principiano Barolo Ravera di Monforte 2012 is a red wine made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes grown sustainably in Piedmont, Northern Italy, under the appellation Barolo DOCG.

The Producer: Principiano

From Indie Wineries' website

The name “Principiano” has held the same spot on the map of Serralunga di Alba since 1700 A.D. The modern estate was founded back in the 1950s by Americo Principiano, Ferdinando’s father. It wasn’t until 1993 that all of the holdings were finally converted to vineyards until then it was a mixed agriculture farm. Ferdinando advised his father Americo that focusing on wine production was the right move. It was in the midst of the Barolo Renaissance.

Serralunga D’Alba is the heart of the Principiano estate. The land slopes down towards Southeastern exposure from the Alpi Marittime mountains, which blesses Serralunga with slightly cooler weather than most of the Barolo DOCG.


The Region: Piedmont

Piedmont (or Piemonte in Italian), described by many wine lovers as the “Burgundy of Italy”, is without a doubt one of the most revered wine-producing regions in the world.

Piedmont, which literally means “at the foot of the mountain”, is located in the northwestern part of Italy. It borders with France (west), Valle d’Aosta (north-west), Lombardy (east), Liguria (south). The capital of Piedmont is Turin, its biggest city, and main industrial center.

In this very similar to Veneto, Piedmont wine landscape is defined by the presence of several indigenous grape varietals, which give a wide array of incredibly unique wines. Piedmont’s traditional winemaking has one main characteristic: grape varietals, native or non-native, are almost never blended.

The association with Burgundy comes from three essential facts:

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Great focus on the quality of production over quantity: wineries in Piedmont tend to be very small, mostly family-owned, and are integrated with the environment.

2
Terroir-driven approach to viticulture and winemaking: vineyards are carefully subdivided in cru (zonazione in Italian), which give unique wines with a specific character.

3
Nebbiolo, one of the most famous red grape varietals in the world, is vinified following a similar approach to Pinot Noir in Burgundy – for example, it’s never blended.



The Red Wines of Piedmont

Nebbiolo is for Piedmont what Pinot Noir is for Burgundy. There are several Nebbiolo-based DOCGs - Barolo, Barbaresco, Ghemme, Gattinara - and it's safe to say that Nebbiolo is the most representative red grape varietal of Piedmont.

Other notable red grapes are Barbera, in all its incarnations - Barbera d'Asti, Barbera d'Alba, Barbera del Monferrato - Dolcetto - Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba, Dolcetto di Ovada, Dolcetto di Dogliani - and Brachetto d'Aqui.

Less common but very interesting, especially after being rediscovered by a handful of excellent producers, varietals such as Pelaverga, Freisa, and Grignolino, have found a new place in Piedmont's winemaking landscape.

The White Wines of Piedmont

Piedmont is very often, and mistakenly so, identified as a land of red wine – most notably Barolo and Barbaresco. However, among Piedmont’s most exciting wines, there are several whites. Erbaluce di Caluso, Gavi, Arneis are all native grape varietals vinified superbly into exciting white wines.

Moscato d’Asti is another one of Piedmont’s mainstays, famous in its Asti Spumante iteration, the ubiquitous sweet, white, sparkling wine.

 

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