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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Alba, culinary capital of the langhe, famous for its red wines and white truffles, and where in the past, before estate bottling became the norm, producers would sell their grapes to bottlers and négociants on the Piazza Savona immediately after the harvest. Since 2010 it also is the name of a rather irrelevant DOC for Nebbiolo-Barbera blends covering all of Roero, Barolo, Barbaresco, and Dogliani. See also roero and nebbiolo d’alba.