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Weíve been eyeing up Piedmont for some time. You might think itís because of the similarity to Burgundy and Germany: single varietals, made by small producers from specified vineyards. That helps. But really itís whatís in the bottle: growers in the Langhe have shed their reputation for anodyne whites and cruel, tannic reds in favour of balanced fine wines with scented red fruits and smooth elegance. We are delighted to add this extra dimension to our portfolio.

Hereís what we found so far:

Fratelli Alessandria

Diego Conterno Vini

Crissante Alessandria

Bruna Grimaldi

Guiseppe Mascarello e Figlioi

Cantina Tibaldi