• Chardonnay Langhe DOC 2018

      Chardonnay Langhe DOC 2018

      Straw yellow colour with slight green reflections. In the taste tangy elegant acidity paired with mineral and salty hints. A harmonious Chardonnay with an appealing body and large taste volume. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 24,50 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 4,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 125 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,42
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "La Gatta" Moscato d'Asti DOCG 2018

      “La Gatta” Moscato d’Asti DOCG 2018

      Golden yellow with greenish reflections and the sweet scent of fresh fruit. These wonderfully fruity aromas also assert themselves in the taste. The charming and sweet Moscato d'Asti has a fine mousseux and a typical nutmeg finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Lightly sweet and easy with apricot and lime aromas and flavors. Light body. Lightly sweet." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:88 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Moscato
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 5,00 % vol
      • Residual Sugar: 130,00 g/l
      • Closure: plastic corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2020+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05101018 · 0,75 l · 10,60 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      7,95 €
    • "Tra Donne Sole" Sauvignon Bianco Piemonte DOC 2018

      “Tra Donne Sole” Sauvignon Bianco Piemonte DOC 2018

      Striking white man from Monferrato. The aromatic grape variety Sauvignon Blanc gives the wine its unique floral bouquet. Its velvety texture and fine acidity are the basis for the extremely complex taste. Tra Donne Sole (The Lonely Women) is named after a work by Cesare Pavese. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Luca Maroni:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: plastic corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • "Fosche" Chardonnay Piemonte DOC 2018

      “Fosche” Chardonnay Piemonte DOC 2018

      Chardonnay Fosche with a fine bouquet of ripe fruits, flowers, butter and fresh pastries, very pleasant and fresh the full fruity taste and creamy finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Lots of butterscotch and yoghurt character here, in addition to cloves, but plenty of attractive dried peach and citrus fruit behind that. Full-bodied and serious with lots of oiliness and density on the palate, but enough acidity to carry this through to a taut finish." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 90% stainless steel/10% barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05100918 · 0,75 l · 11,13 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      8,35 €
    • "Rosso Fuoco" Barbera d'Asti DOCG 2017 (BIO)

      “Rosso Fuoco” Barbera d’Asti DOCG 2017 (BIO)

      The pleasing Barbera Rosso Fuoco shines ruby red with clear violet reflections; intense aroma of wild berries, spices and ripe sour cherries. In the mouth the fruit and harmony, the clear structure and the balanced aftertaste are convincing. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Made from organic grapes, this offers red berry, violet and star anise aromas. The savory palate delivers raspberry jam, red cherry and white pepper notes alongside polished tannins." Wine Enthusiast

      • Wine Enthusiast:89 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Barbera
      • Cultivation: biological
      • Expansion: 3 months Stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2020
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
      • Eco-Control No.: IT-BIO-006
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      05103517 · 0,75 l · 11,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      8,95 €
    • Rosso Langhe DOC 2016

      Rosso Langhe DOC 2016

      This Rosso is made from mainly Dolcetto and Barbera grapes and some Nebbiolo from various vineyards in the hills of the Langhe. It has a cherry-red colour with violet reflections, a vinous fruity scent, a spicy taste, a full body and a pleasant acidity. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Dried red cherries, red plums, licorice and tar. Medium body, juicy tannins and a round finish." James Suckling

      "Taut cherry nose with mineral notes. A rich and forthright palate with concentrated, moderate tannins and pleasant acidity." Decanter

      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Decanter :90 points / silver medal
      • Grape Varieties: 40% Dolcetto, 40% Barbera, 20% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months Tonneau/stainless steel tank
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,55 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,45 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,22 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,55
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      8,95 €
    • Dolcetto d'Alba DOC 2018

      Dolcetto d’Alba DOC 2018

      Ruby with violet reflections. Round bouquet of elderberries, blueberry muffins and dried spices. On the palate well structured with well proportioned body, beautiful ripe tannins and in the round finale a hint of delicate almond tones. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Bibenda:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Dolcetto
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05272218 · 0,75 l · 13,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      9,90 €
    • "Etichetta Bianca" Gavi del Commune di Gavi DOCG 2018

      “Etichetta Bianca” Gavi del Commune di Gavi DOCG 2018

      Text follows. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Cortese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05380118 · 0,75 l · 13,27 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      9,95 €
    • "Vigna del Mandorlo" Dolcetto d'Alba DOC 2018

      “Vigna del Mandorlo” Dolcetto d’Alba DOC 2018

      Cognos classic Dolcetto Vigna del Mandorlo fascinates with a complex bouquet. The juicy taste is carried by fine tannin and shows a wonderful bitter almond tone in the finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Robert Parker:90 points
      • Wine Spectator :90 points
      • James Suckling:90 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Dolcetto
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 8 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,90 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,60 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,30 g/l
      • Sulfite: 74 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,60
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      9,95 €
    • "Villata" Roero Arneis DOCG 2018

      “Villata” Roero Arneis DOCG 2018

      Typical Piedmont white wine made from Arneis grapes. Light scent of flowers and fruits, clean, supple, solid and due to the pleasant acidity wonderfully fresh in taste. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Luca Maroni:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Arneis
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: plastic corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05100618 · 0,75 l · 13,27 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      9,95 €
    • "La Villa" Barbera d'Asti DOCG 2018

      “La Villa” Barbera d’Asti DOCG 2018

      La Villa is a casual, feminine Barbera d'Asti that smells of ripe red fruits, flowers and spices. Round and focused on the palate with silky texture and good length. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Slow Wine:Vino Slow
      • Grape Variety: 100% Barbera
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 5 months Stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05382118 · 0,75 l · 13,27 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      9,95 €
    • "Masseria dei Carmelitani" Gavi di Gavi DOCG 2018

      “Masseria dei Carmelitani” Gavi di Gavi DOCG 2018

      Straw yellow colour with slight green reflections. In the taste tangy fresh, the elegant acidity paired with mineral hints. A harmonious and well-balanced Gavi with a large taste volume. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Some white flowers, sliced pears and citrus. Fruity and fresh." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:89 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Cortese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 18,80 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,56 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 5,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 94 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,22
      • Closure: plastic corks
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    About the region
    Piedmont
     

    The famous Piedmont region is incredibly diverse.

    Most wine connoisseurs think of Piedmont as Barolo and Barbaresco. No wonder, because since the 1980s these wines have been successful, popular, and many of them rare and sought after worldwide. The success of these two wines has turned the once very poor region into an economically successful one. One hectare of land in a top location has become almost priceless.

    With the success of the wineries, an economic factor for the entire region emerged. Jobs at the numerous suppliers, the construction industry - and not to forget - the pleasure tourism is booming. The success story of the Barolo boys around Angelo Gaja and Elio Altare has even been filmed in the meantime.

    But Piedmont is big. And few growing regions are as topographically diverse as western northern Italy. That is why the countless other wines are hardly ever mentioned. Wrongly. Because there are excellent wines, both red and white. Erbaluce, Gavi, Grignolino, Timorasso, Arneis, Ruchè, Ghemme, Gattinara, Boca, Freisa, Verduno, Bracchetto, Naschetta ...

    The location at the foot of the Alps gives the hilly landscape a warm vegetation period and a long autumn. This climate is particularly favourable for the late ripening Nebbiolo grape. Most of Italy's top wines come from Piedmont, along with Tuscany.

    The beginnings of winegrowing in Piedmont go back to the Taurine people - hence the name of the capital Turin - and to the Ligurians. In the north and west, surrounded by the Alps, in the south by the Apennines, the country becomes very hilly towards the east and only gradually towards the plain. The name Piedmont means Pié de Monte, at the foot of the mountains.

    The 42,870 hectares of vineyards are cultivated by around 100,000 winegrowers and several winegrowers' cooperatives. Piedmont's vineyards are located in the hills to the north and south of the upper Po Valley - especially near Monferrato, Asti, near Alba, and to the north-west of Novara and Vercelli. It is divided into Piemonte il Monferrato, Piemonte il Nord, Piemonte l'Astigiano and Piemonte le Langhe.

    Each area has an individual microclimate and specific soils. The wines from the different areas therefore differ considerably from each other, although the often very small growing areas are close to each other.

    Variety also in quality.

    Piedmont has the most DOP regions in Italy. 85% of all wines come from the 17 DOCG and 42 DOC regions, which is one of the highest quality rates ever. Similar to Tuscany, Piedmont accounts for just over 5% of total Italian production. The most important wine-growing areas are Asti, Carema, Canavese, Caluso, the Vercelli and Novara mountains and the hills of Monferrato and Langhe near Alba, which are considered to be the best sites in terms of quality.

    There are well over a hundred approved grape varieties (in the 19th century there were even just under 400), many of which are autochthonous. The main white wines are Moscato, Arneis, Erbaluce, Cortese, Favorita, and some Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The most important red wine varieties are Barbera with about 50% of the total area, Dolcetto and Nebbiolo - also called Chiavennasca or Spanna.

    In addition, many autochthonous and few international grape varieties: Bonarda Piemontese, Brachetto, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Croatina, Freisa, Grignolino, Grisa Nera, Malvasia di Casorzo, Malvasia di Schierano, Merlot, Neretto, Pelaverga , Ruchè, Syrah, Uva Rara (Bonarda Novarese) Vespolina and many others in small quantities.

    The Nebbiolo grape - the old native and only grape variety for Barolo - is cultivated on the calcareous, loamy, weathered soils southwest of the town of Alba in the hilly area of the Langhe. From this, the often powerful and tannin-rich Barolo and the somewhat slimmer, elegant Barbaresco are pressed. Both are still today the "Battle of the Generations" recognizable.

    The traditionalists, who insist on long shell contact and ageing in large wooden barrels, and the modernists, who work with shorter maceration and ageing in barriques, exist peacefully side by side today. Fights are at best verbal and joking - in the pub. The differences are certainly to be tasted, but today only a question of what tastes better. The wines of the traditionalists often need a few years until they play out their true elegance, those of the modernists are often accessible earlier, but have long since shown that they last just as long.

    The Barbera vine produces very good results in the area of Alba, Asti and Nice. It is considered to be much more productive than the Nebbiolo, has slightly softer tannins, powerful body, but about the same acidity.

    The Nebbiolo wines, which come from outside the two famous wine-growing villages of Barolo and Barbaresco and their associated sites, are known as Nebbiolo d‘Alba labels and is often not inferior to the more famous brothers. The Nebbiolo grape is also the basis of other high quality wines from Piedmont: the Gattinara and the Ghemme, as well as from the ancient, somewhat forgotten region in the north: Boca.

    Of course, Piedmont is also known as the home of Asti Spumante, made from Moscato grapes. The bright, foaming Asti is very popular in Italy. Whether as still wine, sparkling wine (frizzantino) or sparkling wine (spumante) - the plants are light, sweet and have a seductively grapey character. However, Piedmont is not only famous for its wine production: The region is also the country of origin of wormwood. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Capital: Turin
    • Provinces: Turin, Asti, Biella, Alessandria, Novara, Cuneo, Vercelli, Verbania
    • Area under vines: 43,000 hectares
    • Total production/year: around 258 million litres (2016)
    • of which red/rosé wine: 55%
    • Share of Italian wine-growing: 5.1%.

    Piedmont comprises 17 DOCG and 42 DOC areas (85% of the vineyard area):

    • Alta Langa DOCG
    • Asti DOCG
    • Barbaresco DOCG
    • Barbera d'Asti DOCG
    • Barbera del Monferrato Superiore DOCG
    • Barolo DOCG
    • Brachetto d'Waters/Acquisi DOCG
    • Dogliani DOCG
    • Diano d Dolcetto'Dawn/Diane d'Alba DOCG
    • Dolcetto di Ovada Superiore/Ovada DOCG
    • Caluse/Calcium Herbaluce DOCG
    • Gattinara DOCG
    • Gavi/Cortese di Gavi DOCG
    • Ghemme DOCG
    • Nice DOCG
    • Roero DOCG
    • Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG
    • Alba DOC
    • Albugnano DOC
    • Barbera d'Alba DOC
    • Barbera del Monferrato DOC
    • Boca DOC
    • Bramaterra DOC
    • Calosso DOC
    • Canavese DOC
    • Carema DOC
    • Cistern d'Asti DOC
    • Colli Tortonesi DOC
    • Collina Torinese DOC
    • Colline Novaresi DOC
    • Saluzzo Hills DOC
    • Courtesy of'Alto Monferrato DOC
    • Coste della Sesia DOC
    • Dolcetto d'Acqui DOC
    • Dolcetto d'Alba DOC
    • Dolcetto d'Asti DOC
    • Dolcetto di Ovada DOC
    • Fara DOC
    • Freisa d'Asti DOC
    • Freisa di Chieri DOC
    • Gabiano DOC
    • Grignolino d'Asti DOC
    • Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese DOC
    • Langhe DOC
    • Lessona DOC
    • Loazzolo DOC
    • Malvasia of Casorzo d'Asti/Malvasia di Casorzo/Casorzo DOC
    • Malvasia di Castelnuovo Don Bosco DOC
    • Monferrato DOC
    • Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC
    • Piedmont DOC
    • Pinerolese DOC
    • Ruby of Cantavenna DOC
    • Sizzano DOC
    • DOC Witches
    • Terre Alfieri DOC
    • Ossola valleys DOC
    • Valsusa DOC
    • Verduno Pelaverga/Verduno DOC