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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  • Dolcetto

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

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Nebbiolo

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

Subregions of Piedmont

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  • G.B. Burlotto

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

  • Dessilani

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

  • Massolino

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

  • Vietti

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

  • Batasiolo

    Almost a crypt, where the ancient alchemy of transforming must into fine wines is celebrated. Th...

  • Ettore Germano

    The "Germano Ettore" estate lies on one of the most important crus of Serralunga d'Alba named "Ce...

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • Cantine Aurora Dolce Stilnovo Rosso

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    Wine review by polanandi


  • As usual, Chambers Street offers up some very interesting bottles at very good ... ... market in Alba, May 2015Piedmont N - VN - V, but starting with some stragglers from earlier in the alphabet. And more to come, soon! Jamie WolffClick to view up-to-date inventory on our website →Conterno, Aldo 1990 Barolo Riserva Gran Bussia  |  2 in stock ... Read More

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  • I could hang in Piedmont Read More

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  • Filadora Nebrose 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • The Veritas is a fake.  The label on the back says "Beverly ... ... time--saw tons of this in Piedmont--because the labels could be scuffed unless it was crated up, which takes more space.  They put it in big wire containers, then label it when it's going to go to market.  They can label it as needed, so it wouldn't be a big deal to have diffe... Read More

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  • Having lived there for nearly a year I can say Walla Walla gets plenty cold in ... summers are hotter than the Piedmont. As you say, it all depends on the winemaker (and grape grower). Thanks for the examples.Perhaps I was asking in Fox's stead.  ; Read More

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  • Another nice gift Fox, may be my new favorite for myself but I like the Betz ... the other friend who went to Piedmont around the same time you did, also coming back raving about Fenocchio. He also happens to be a big fan of Burlotto's Monvigliero, as is GdP of course. Anyhow, I have you two to thank for Fenocchio, as if it was just one of you... Read More

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  • Some 2013 Burgundy...'14 Beaujolais, and '11 Piedmont!2013 Cristophe Roumier Chambolle Musigny2013 Mugneret Gibourg Vosne Romanee2013 Fourrier Gevery Chambertin V.V.2013 Hudelot Noellat Vosne Romanee 1er Suchots2014 Lapierre Beajolais Morgon2014 Lapierre Morgon Cuvee Marcel2014 I forgot, but supposed to be good! 2011 Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo, Vi... Read More

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  • Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco Conca Barolo 2009

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    Wine review by Lsavi


  • And northern California secessionists have repeatedly wanted to have Santa ... ... ... Amarone and maybe even Piedmont nebbiolo, as Greg also seems to feel. But then a special bottle of Barolo as discussed here might just offer up that moment of epiphany to the recipient that I had with my first bottle or two of decent Barolo (interestingly e... Read More

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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!

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  • 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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