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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  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Bel Colle

    "BEL COLLE", or rather a modern wine producing company and a wine of quality. The company was est...

  • Coppo

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

  • Batasiolo

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

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • 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


    Had it at Lu Nello's. Delicious!!! Read More

    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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  • Then, if you want to break the budget, there's always the 1996 Quinterelli ... ... bottles of wine from the Piedmont, amongst other areas. They'll ship to LA, no problem.You should also try some good sangiovese (Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti Riserva, etc.) and blends with sangiovese and merlot or cabernet sauvignon ('Super Tuscans') from the... Read More

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  • Hello All,My name is Miriam Elizabeth Leino Eldridge.Before my retirement I ... ... annually to Italy's Piedmont region, where the company was headquartered. Naturally, I fell in love with the cuisine and the wines, and found the people very congenial. Truly one of the high points of my life! I paraphrase Elizabeth Barrett Browning: "After I ... Read More

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  • Hey, Burgundy isn't really that far away! The guy was fairly specific ... ... offerings as much as Piedmont and Veneto.The poster admitted not knowing much about Italian wine and perhaps his friend wouldn't know a Brunello from a Barolo.  I gave two good examples of Northern Italian wine that can be put away for years.  They might hate Amaron... Read More

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  • Toddo,When I think Northern Italy, I think Veneto and that means Amarone.  However, Piedmont is also North and Barolo is another good one for cellaring.  Where are you in the US?  Are there some good wine shops near you?  If so, go see what their stock of Amarone and/or Barolo is and what years they are.  Some vintages are better than others.  2... Read More

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  • I've actually started looking at points again, esp Parker for some ... ... actually speak to anyone in Piedmont, you might have a different opinion, but they don't say too much for attribution.  Frankly, I can't tell what he likes in Piedmont, since he rates the who-can-tell-it's-Barolo modernists the same as the traditionalists and almost nev... Read More

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  • Santero Moscato & Pineapple NV


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    Wine review by Verliese Robinson

  • Here for business, but finding the time to work in some wine escapades. Last ... unlike a nice Nebbiolo from Piedmont. Rose petals, spice, and wild, but reticent dark red fruits. The palate confirms that this is on the more elegant side, light to medium in body and tannin, though it has plenty of acidic freshness and wiry, (drying) tannins, ma... 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

    Comment by 268156Dishes123 268156 Dishes123

  • 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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