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La Morra

Largest district of the DOCG area Barolo; look there.

DOCG area for dry red wine in the Italian region Piedmont named after the town of the same name 15 kilometers south of Alba. The DOC zone, defined in 1966 with just under 1,300 hectares of vineyards (divided into as many parcels) in the Langhe Mountains covers the districts (or even parts of it) Barolo, Castiglione Falletto, Cherasco, Grinziano, La Morra ( with a third of the area by far the largest area), Monforte d'Alba, Novello Rossi, Serralunga d'Alba and Verduno. They are mainly south facing on steep slopes. The historic core areas of Barolo, Castiglione Falletto, La Morra, Monforte and Serralunga account for more than 80 percent of production.

Until the middle of the 19th century, the wine was not dry-built. The reason was that there were only insufficient yeasts due to the late ripening Nebbiolo and therefore only in the cold season in November and December fermentation. This always left a relatively high sweetness in the wine. In support of Giulietta Falletti (the Marquesa of Barolo) was the French oenologist Louis Oudart...

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