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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  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

  • Nebbiolo

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

  • Dolcetto

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

  • Barbera

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

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  • Tosti

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

  • G.B. Burlotto

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

  • Massolino

    Established in 1896 by Giovanni Massolino, the winery has been dedicated to the production of gre...

  • Carlo Giacosa

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

  • Cantine SanSilvestro di Sartirano Figli s.n.c.

    The “Cantine San Silvestro” is located in the territory of the Commune of Novello. It mainly pro...

  • Dessilani

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

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • OT, I was in the store near me recently and saw that "Wine for ... because they get the Piedmont crowd and the less well off.  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Guido Porro Barolo Vigna Lazzairasco 2005

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    Aromatically this is on tonight, huge roses, tar, some minty herbs, medicinal base notes and a sweet edge of carob all come together nicely. In the mouth this starts out a bit closed, but surprisingly elegant already. the tannins build with air as does the fruit, though for the most part this is built on a cleansing astringency and wonderful med... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Badarina' Barolo DOCG 2006

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    Very nice but not overwhelming Barolo. Plenty of dark blue and black fruit, somewhat big and grainy tannins and medium crisp acidity. However, this seems a bit shallow and not as layered or complex as most decent Barolo. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Barbera D Alba Bricco Dei Merli Elvio Cogno 2012

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    Macerated plums, sandalwood, and jammy boysenberry fruit greet the nose in a rather fruit driven and pronounced way. Round on entry with nice fleshy plum fruit that shows little boysenberry flashes along with a little jammy black currant note and black cherry preserves. This is very well knit, though very fruity in style with soft tannins and a ... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Barbera D Alba Pre-Phylloxera Elvio Cogno 2012

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    Intensely aromatic on the nose and deep with hints of herbs and burnt brownie, apples and asian spices. On the palate this displays a superb texture, integrated and tightly knit showing a soft and broad density in the mouth though remaining transparent and freshly fruited with palate staining intensity to the cherry skin and wild berry flavors. ... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Elio Grasso Barbera d'Alba 2011

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    16 months plus in barrique,50% newLots of wood on the nose, sweet and toasty with spicy notes concealing but not totally covering the core of black cherry skin, black plum fruit. This is silky, elegant and savory in the mouth, with spicy wood up from the superb tense fruit with great minerality and clarity on the backend. The wood tannins are w... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • You´re right guys. So better comments for the Piedmont wineries:Vini Rovero a few steps from the Asti is very nice winery where you can taste good wines and also excellent grappa, because they have also the "Grapperia". More on the South you can find the Marchesi Alfieri winery, set in San Martino Alfieri - there you can taste perfect and noble ... Read More

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  • Let´s check this web site http://www.bed-and-wine.com/destinations/italy/piedmont/, you can find here some nice places to visit. Read More

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  • Damilano Lecinquevigne Barolo 2009

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    Superbly earthy, paint thinner and dark fruits. Tannins that don't overpower but still make themselves known. Tongue depressors and sage. Read More

    Wine review by cma238


  • Gaetano d'Aquino Barolo 2006

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    Red fruit and wood on the nose. Undecanted it showed a little tartness, some smoke and a lot of french oak. An hour and a half in the glass some acidity developed along with a grippy tannic finish. Hoped this wine would improve on the second day but alas it got worse. Life is too short to drink crappy wine, down the sink it went. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


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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.

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  • 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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