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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Varietals Produced in Piedmont View all

  • Barbera

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

  • 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...

  • Nebbiolo

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

  • Chardonnay

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

Subregions of Piedmont

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  • Massolino

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

  • Ciabot Berton

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

  • 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...

  • Carlo Giacosa

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

  • Batasiolo

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

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • Gavi 2013

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    Wine review by KirillK


  • Flash sales are one way to buy stuff cheaply, if you know what you're ... ... Bordeaux and Burgundy and Piedmont and Tuscany) are cheaper when they're from the '80s and '90s than since the middle of last decade when bubblicious craziness ensued. And someone's stored them for you until they're in their prime drinking windows--just know where an... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Stop Whining About the Cost...


  • Fratelli Oddero Barolo Rocche di Castiglione 2010

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    Wine review by kevinley


  • I went on a Falanghina kick when I came back from Europe in 2012; it lasted for ... Instead, the winemakers of Piedmont lambasted Berlusconi.  But here's what I don't get about the Combover buying anything:  Who still finances the guy?  So many of his properties have gone bankrupt or had to be refinanced that you would think investors and banks... Read More

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


  • Paolo Scavino Barolo 2010

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    Paulo Scavino Barolo 2010 fit the venue perfect. Impressive for it's youth. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Paolo Scavino Barolo 2010

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    More Blueberry, Vanilla and Blackberry... subtle notes. long close. perfect for the event.***** Thank you Paulo Scavino Winery for making this possible.! Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • No, I don't believe it is the same guy - based on this:Antinori responded ... ... They also expanded into Piedmont and set up a joint venture in Bátaapáti, Hungary.The name of Antinori can be traced back to 11th Century Troy, in the Iliad of Homer, where Prince Antenor, in exchange for allowing the wooden horse "bearing gifts" to enter the ga... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Alasia Brachetto d'Acqui 2013

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    Wine review by bc9875a


  • Mauro Veglio Barbera d'Alba 2013

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    Fruit and a touch of alcohol on the nose. Fruit and a balancing acididty in the mouth with a smooth unoaked finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • We're not just going to open and measure the wine, we are going to drink ... ... of Bordeaux, Rioja, and Piedmont, right?  So they are going to donate this wine, right?  Sign me up!  (However, after a few samples are tested, I think our margin of error will be bigger than the Tax and Trade'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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