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...

  • 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...

  • Dolcetto

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Barbera

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

Subregions of Piedmont

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  • Ciabot Berton

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

  • Bel Colle

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

  • Tenuta Olim Bauda

    When an activity like wine making – poetical and practical at the same time – is passed down from...

  • Dessilani

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

  • G.B. Burlotto

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

  • Tosti

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

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • Also looking good was this earlier circular from Chambers Street. Oregon ... (in particular Friuli and Piedmont), or the Saignée of Pinot Noir, inspired by local demand, and his wife Teri's newfound taste for rosés. Like the Pinot Noirs, all the wines are limited in quantity, so we encourage you to try them while you can!We are especially plea... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Good pinot noir in the $30...


  • Germano/Ettore Barolo Prapo 2013

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    Wine review by Batodd


  • Borgogno Barolo Riserva 1988

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    At-least 2hours of Classic Nebbiolo. This wine was stored properly and unfortunately it was the last in the Cellar. My Choice from the Cellar. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Il Conte d'Alba Stella Rosa Platinum

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    Found this gem at Drunk Tank tasting winery and it was my ultimate fave Read More

    Wine review by dennisktexas


  • Alasia Brachetto d'Acqui 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by panzagirl


  • Mauro Veglio Barbera d'Alba 2015

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    If not a life-changing experience, this is a perfectly functional wine. Pretty much what I would expect from a relatively low-dollar Italian winelight red fruit, not terribly full-bodied, somewhat tart. Easy to drink by itself or with a meal. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • DM, have to agree with the quality of Tannat from France vs. here statement ... enjoyed this nice Northern Piedmont white made from the Erbaluce grape over the last two days.  This had flavors more from the white fruit family (ripe pear, apple) than citrus, more of a Roussanne taste than a Sauv Blanc.  Not overly complex but quite enjoyable, e... Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...


  • Deltetto Spumante Rose Brut Metodo Classico NV

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    This is a lovely wine for celebrating, whether it's a celebration of a marriage, anniversary, or just getting through another day of life. It's our "house" metodo classico bubbles and rarely does a friend who tries it for the first time in our house not go out and buy some. Excellent value for money under $30 in most places and a popular sparkle... Read More

    Wine review by effell


  • Sracco Moscato d'Asti 2009

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    Wine review by JJohnson910


  • Fontanafredda Barolo Vigna Lazzarito 1998

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    The wine is a nice garnet color with a bit of brownish tint along the edges. The nose presents aromas of leather, anise, blackberry and spice box that makes you feel like you've just walked into and old school Italian deli in New York, just what you would expect from a mature Barolo. The taste is just wonderful, a brief blast of ripe fruit up ... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


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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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