Barolo to Valpolicella: The Wines of Northern Italy

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This second edition of the award-winning Barolo to Valpolicella is internationally considered a benchmark title on Italian wines, along with its companion volume, the highly successful Brunello to Zibibbo. The book has been revised and updated to highlight all the key changes that have occurred in viticulture, winemaking, producers, and wines of Northern Italy since the first edition was published in 1999. New, up-to-date labels have also been added to this edition to keep the reader fully informed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840009019
  • Publisher: Octopus Books
  • Publication date: 2/15/2004
  • Series: Mitchell Beazley Classic Wine Library
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.87 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps xi
Acknowledgments xiii
About this book xv
Introduction 1
Vineyard, winery and law 11
I The North West 27
Production areas 36
Piemonte and Valle d'Aosta 36
Lombardy 44
Liguria 47
Emilia 49
Grapes, wines and producers--red 52
Nebbiolo 52
Piemonte 54
Barolo 54
Barbaresco 82
Other Nebbiolos of the Albese 92
Other Nebbiolos of Piemonte 94
Lombardy (Valtellina) 96
Barbera 99
Dolcetto 107
Freisa 111
Brachetto 113
Malvasia di Schierano 114
Grignolino, Pelaverga and Rouchet 114
Bonarda, Croatina and Vespolina 116
Other red grape varieties 117
Lambrusco 118
Grapes, wines and producers--white 122
Moscato Bianco 122
Cortese 127
Arneis 129
Erbaluce 130
Favorita 131
Blanc de Morgex 133
Trebbiano di Lugana 133
Vermentino 133
Pigato, Bosco, Albarola, Lumassina and Bianchetta 134
Pignoletto and Malvasia 135
II The North East 137
Production areas 145
Veneto 145
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 150
Alto Adige/South Tyrol 154
Trentino 158
Grapes, wines and producers--red 162
Corvina, Rondinella, Corvinone, Molinara and Negrara 162
Valpolicella: Recioto, Amarone, Amandorlato and Ripasso 164
Bardolino 184
Raboso 185
Refosco 186
Schioppettino, Pignolo and Tazzelenghe 187
Lagrein 188
Schiava 191
Moscato Rosa 193
Teroldego 195
Marzemino 197
Other grapes of the North East 198
Grapes, wines and producers--white 199
Garganega 199
Soave 200
Other Garganegas of the Veneto 208
Trebbiano di Soave/di Lugana 209
Prosecco 211
Vespaiolo 213
Moscato Giallo 214
Incrocio Manzoni 6.0.13 215
Tocai Friulano 215
Malvasia Istriana 218
Ribolla Gialla 218
Picolit 219
Verduzzo 221
Nosiola 223
III International Varieties 225
The Bordeaux contingent 232
Cabernet (Sauvignon and Franc) producers 238
Merlot producers 249
Sauvignon Blanc producers 254
The Burgundy collection 260
Pinot Nero 262
Pinot Grigio 266
Pinot Bianco 270
Chardonnay 274
The Rhone clones 282
Syrah 282
Grenache 283
Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne 283
The Teutonics and Eastern Europeans 284
IV Blends 289
Piemonte 293
Lombardy 294
Veneto 296
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 298
Alto Adige 301
Trentino 303
V Sparkling Wines of the Metodo Classico 305
Piemonte 310
Lombardy 312
Emilia 317
Veneto 317
Friuli-Venezia Giulia 318
Alto Adige 318
Trentino 319
Appendices A rapid guide to the wines of Italy 322
Glossary 329
Key to Italian pronunciation 337
Bibliography 339
List of profiled producers 341
Index 349
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