Piedmont Wine

 

The name in Italian means “foot of the mountain,” given its location at the foot of the Alps and the Appenine Mountains. These help to moderate the hot and dry summers, with cool, foggy springs and autumns, and frigid winters. There are a whopping 52 DOC/DOCGs zones, with the most famous being Asti (for both Moscato d’Asti and Asti Spumante), the two Barbera districts, Barbaresco, the six Dolcetto districts, the Freisas, the Grignolinos, Langhe, Monferato and of course, Barolo Chinato. Tradition is the region’s most valued currency, and no other region in Italy, perhaps the world, holds as much importance to tradition in respect to sense of place, methods of viticulture and loyalty to craftsmanship as the Piedmontese. In Piedmont there are no IGT’s (a non-specific regional label with loose standards for ingredients and methods).
 
Piedmont has undergone many landlords. It was first settled by the Celtics, then the Greeks, then the Romans, then the marauding Read more »

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  • Muscat Blanc À Petits Grains

    History of the grape: From Greece, Muscat was brought into Crimea in the Soviet Union where it was spread into what i...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

Subregions of Piedmont

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  • Dessilani

    Respect for the territory and for the grapes, the elegance of the wine, the pleasant feeling when...

  • Ciabot Berton

    From the Cantina Ciabot Berton sited in La Morra, the enchanting landscape of the Langhe area st...

  • Carlo Giacosa

    Since in Barbaresco the vine was not the Mistress of the hills, Donato Giacosa, the father of ...

  • Tosti

    TOSTI is located at Canelli, in the heart of the area with Controlled Denomination of Origin for ...

  • Vietti

    Since 1974 certain Vietti wines have been dressed with specially-designed original works (lithogr...

  • G.B. Burlotto

    Our wines are created in an ancient structure, which surrounds an interior garden. Fermentation t...

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • I am drinking a bottle of Domaine de la Source 2014 from the small and obscure ... ... of the Italian border in Piedmont] 40% folle noir [another local grape thought to be related to Sicily's Nero d'Avola] and 20% grenache. I like this. It is full bodied with plenty of intense black fruit and some pepper or spice on the finish and soft tannins... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • That is a good wine and the S. African wines have improved by leaps and bounds ... days.Have a great time in Piedmont. Maybe reach out to GdP if you're going and see if he can get you some suggestions.As far as 2016 being great in S. France, people are touting it as pretty good in a number of places. I do like those wines, so it's nice to have... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Humble Côtes du Rhône...


  • Sorry to hear you're still doing the grind Greg!  I'm actually ... call.  I'm going to Piedmont in September...he should come with me!I don't buy much South African wine, but I had one a few weeks ago that belittled the Brunello I brought to dinner at my neighbour's (lasgna).  It's called Glen Carlou, Grand Classique 2015 ($21 before tax) It's... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Humble Côtes du Rhône...


  • Well, if he is nurturing that fine product of Piedmont, it would be fun to know.  Hope you had fun on Wednesday; I did... Read More

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  • Ascheri Barolo 2012

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    Smooth Barolo - not too heavy - almost a Pinot Noir. Low acid. Read More

    Wine review by icbang


  • Pico Maccario Lavignone Rose Piedmont 2017

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    Highly floral aromas of raspberry and cherry with perfumed white blossom and hints of pear. Nice mouthfeel on this with good acidity but not overpowering, cinnamon and black pepper spice, cherry and strawberry fruit, a bit of dried herb and a candied plum and grapefruit finish that turns creamy at the end. Well-rounded and enjoyable. 90 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Luccio Bello Rosso 2011

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    smooth delicious Read More

    Wine review by C Hickman


  • What looks to be an excellent value. And Al, something you might benefit from ... ... a library release from Piedmont, and so much more.  We hope you enjoy:Piuze's amazing 2016 Chablis100-year-old(ish) Burgundy vines, 2015 vintage, yet under $50!Simple and Simply Delicious100-year-old vines, limestone soils, yet under $40!Scarpa Library relea... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Sweet Baby Bubbly Sweet White "Passion Fruit Bliss" NV

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    Wine review by The Mrs419


  • Il Conte d'Alba Stella Rosa Red

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    Wine review by ReneNiccum


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  • Interesting. I am just planning a small horizontal, only 8 wines, of 2005 Barolo with one of my blind tasting groups. I'll report the results early next month. Thanks for sharing your impressions.

    Comment by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • I'm a little lax on my report but here are the highlights of a recent Piedmont wine tasting in late Jan: Had to chance to taste the following and I have ranked them in order of preference: 1. Azelia Barolo San Rocco 2005, 4.5 stars,($90) 2. Cavalotto Barolo Brico Boschis 2005, 4.25 stars, ($65) 3. Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric 2005, 4 stars, (...

    Comment by 259542Michael759 259542 Michael759


  • 2005 was an interesting vintage in Piedmont. Hope you share you impressions with everyone in the forum!

    Comment by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Going to a Piedmont wine tasting on Friday..will get to try the Azelia 2005 Barolo and a few other tasty delights from the region

    Comment by 259542Michael759 259542 Michael759


  • Looking for a reasonable priced Barolo the check out the Renato Ferrero La Moorra Barolo's. Great wine for the price! The 2004 Gattera e Luciani,DOCG is in the $39.- 40. range and is excellent. The higher priced is the 2003 Manzoni, DOCG $65.00 range!

    Comment by 38376ATootsie 38376 ATootsie


  • I am trying to find bosco Galli Piemonte Moscato and Caluso Passito

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  • The header of this page lists the 2004 Pio Cesare Barolo at US $19.21. Don't we wish!

    Comment by 161710Mart P 161710 Mart P


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