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Piedmont

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Piedmont is the home of great Nebbiolo from Barolo and Barbaresco, but don't overlook the Barbera and Dolcetto, not to mention the Moscato, Arneis and Cortese! Which is to say that these beautiful rolling hills produce a great variety of delicious wines, many of which wine drinkers in Canada might not be familiar with. Marquis is here to help, with a wide selection of wines from Italy's northwest.

Produttori Del Barbaresco 2017 Barbaresco 750ml

$51.99

The 2017 Barbaresco shows just how appealing this vintage can be. In 2017, the warm, dry growing season gave the Barbaresco an extra kick of richness that fills out its frame and adds so much immediacy. Sweet red berry fruit, cinnamon, rose petal and...

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Michele Chiarlo 2018 Gavi Le Marne 750ml

$26.00

This fragrant white offers aromas of yellow stone fruit, grilled herb, bread dough and a whiff of white rose. It's elegant and linear, evoking grapefruit, apricot, mature yellow apple and a hint of saline alongside fresh acidity.Score: 90 points -- Kerin...

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Pio Cesare 2018 Gavi 750ml

$39.04

Always an outstanding Gavi with lemon, pear and citrus aromas and flavors. Medium body. Creamy and dense. Fresh finish. Score: 91 points -- James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

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Paolo Scavino 2018 Langhe Nebbiolo 750ml

$46.00

The 2017 Langhe Nebbiolo shows the natural raciness of the vintage while retaining a good bit of aromatic lift. Sweet dried cherry, spice, crushed flowers, mint and pine all grace the 2017 with lovely shades of nuance. Medium in body and gracious, the...

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Paolo Scavino 2019 Barbera d'Alba 750ml

$39.04

The Barbera d’Alba D.O.C. is consistent expression of this local eclectic grape. Vinification and aging occurs in stainless steel to purely deliver its character. Barbera varietal requires sunny exposure and well-drained soil as well as low yields...

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Burlotto 2019 Barbera d'Alba Aves 750ml

$47.74

The 2015 Barbera d'Alba Aves, Burlotto's top Barbera, is laced richer and darker than the straight bottling, but the differences are more stylistic rather than qualitative. Black cherry, plum, smoke, mocha and new leather infuse the racy, voluptuous...

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Cantina Terre del Barolo 2019 Verduno Pelaverga 750ml

$30.34

The unique aromas this clear ruby-red wine shows on the nose range from pepper and lavender to other spices in a bouquet that is exciting to say the least. An exuberant wine packed with body and freshness on the mouth,with restrained tannins and flavour...

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Elvio Cogno 2019 Langhe Nebbiolo "Montegrilli" 750ml

$43.39

This is a terrific Piedmont red to pair with a classic quiche Lorraine. The Elvio Cogno 2019 Langhe Nebbiolo Montegrilli is a delicate and fragile expression with bright accents of chopped mint and medicinal herb that hover over a core of wild cherry and...

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Matteo Correggia 2017 Roero 750ml

$39.91

It has a noble and sincere character with aromas of violets and spring flowers like the sensation of a breathless run in flowering fields in our childhood. Its taste is a charming dance between the full character of Nebbiolo and the delicate elegance...

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Elio Grasso 2017 Dolcetto D'Alba "Dei Grassi" 750ml

$40.78

Gianluca Grasso tells me he became as strict as an Italian police man, a Carabinieri, when it came to leaf pulling in 2017. Vines needed as much shade as they could get in this scorching hot vintage, so he did not allow for any leaves to be thinned...

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Negretti 2016 Nebbiolo Minot 750ml

$43.39

Violet red and shiny amaranth, its beginning in the palate is smooth, when proud and direct tells in a whisper of violet, fresh chamomile and menthol influences, ripped currant and medlar’s skin. With the same elegance it envelops your mouth in a...

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Matteo Correggia 2016 Barbera d'Alba 750ml

$37.30

A contemporary style, this red offers aromas of cinnamon and vanilla, following up with black cherry, violet and iron flavors. Balanced and firm. Drink now through 2023. Score: 89 points -- BS, Wine Spectator, 2018

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Azelia 2014/2016 Barolo 750ml

$65.99

Round, bursting with cherry and raspberry fruit, this red reveals tar and underbrush notes. Well-structured and balanced, ending with a tobacco-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2021 through 2035. Score: 93 points -- BS, Wine Spectator, 2019

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