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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • Coppo

    The Coppo family history intertwines with the development of the City of Canelli, which in the ea...

  • Massolino

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

  • 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...

  • Dessilani

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

  • 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

  • Very nice Italian red made from the rare pelaverga grape which is native to Piedmont.  In the glass this is a little darker than nebbiolo and a tad lighter than sangiovese. The nose is a bit earthy and has a touch of must.  Spicy ripe strawberry, rhubarb, a hint of leather, decent acidity and a fairly long finish. Read More

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  • JD said if it were fall, October works best for him.  I'll check again ... again ... I'm going to Piedmont in September, so that's pretty well out for me.Lucha Vino is our man in Seattle.  He'll have a pile of old mattresses for us in his basement (just kidding Marty!).  There's some great bargain hotels, one is the Moore Hotel where I stayed ... Read More

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  • That does strike me as strange on the Amarone Jack. Tomasso has been my ... at ... my ... at a pretty high end Piedmont and Burgundy tasting, and this 78’ Gaja Costa Russi was poured that stopped me in my tracks. Really one of the better wines I’ve ever had, but later one of the guys mentioned to me “that’s not really a pure expression of Neb... Read More

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  • Read up on Lindeman's thread, and thought this would be a good topic to ... ... region being outshone by Piedmont, and not being as "in" as Sicily. I suppose, back-tracing a bit, that Sassicaia (one of the most famous Super Tuscans) taking Wine Spectator's wine of the year last year, it's only added more fuel to the fire back to blending and b... Read More

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  • I’m pretty bullish on 2016 reds across France. Concentrated fruit but ... be another great vintage in Piedmont as wel Read More

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  • I had just sent Greg a message about that!  My wife has a friend (since ... years!  We are going to Piedmont in September, but we could sure use some sun right now!!  I'll look into taking a few days sometime sooner than late Read More

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  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2014


    The Produttori del Barbaresco 2014 is as expected: cherries and cranberries on the nose with considerable acidity (partially due to the ordinary vintage in 2014) and medium tannin (this is, of course 100% Nebbiolo, but slightly lighter in style than Barolo, but most of you already know that well); Flavor is intense with heavy tannin (oak) ceilin... Read More

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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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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