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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  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

  • Nebbiolo

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

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  • Cantine SanSilvestro di Sartirano Figli s.n.c.

    This company has been described elsewhere on Snooth under the heading of Sartirano

  • Coppo

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

  • Vietti

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

  • Ettore Germano

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

  • Ciabot Berton

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

  • Carlo Giacosa

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

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • Interesting tasting DV. You were pretty much all over with the Cabs which I ... know, which are going to be Piedmont or Campagna.And that's what happened with Pinot Noir. Originally from Burgundy, it came in a lighter style that was often quite earthy. They planted it in Sonoma where there's plenty of sun and it turned into a dark purple, fair... Read More

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  • No Jack, not damaged taste buds. There's a lot of bad PN around. It's ... do it with is Nebbiolo in Piedmont.In Germany they take, or took, a different approach and out of one vineyard they'd do different vinifications from the same vineyard - one batch picked early and fermented both dry and sweet, and another picked later and fermented dry a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic More on BC wine


  • The location is very beautiful and very luxurious, I really like such places. There is a chance I will go there to experience. shell shockers  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Tuscany and Piedmont


  • The location is very beautiful and very luxurious, I really like such places. There is a chance I will go there to experience. shell shockers  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Tuscany and Piedmont


  • Zuf you would love Val D’Aosta, spent four nights there beautiful little ... being in Italy and close to Piedmont had better choices, and the town had a good wine store  &nbs Read More

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  • Rob posted a brief piece on the two decanted nebs over at ... passing for a good wine from Piedmont, with attractive dark red fruit, elevated acidity, mouth coating tannins. Good, full finish. On reveal it was a 2008 Wind Gap Nebbiolo - Luna Matta & Glen Rose Vineyards, Paso Robles - 8 barrels, 180 casesJust a crazy result.The Sottimano in the ... Read More

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  • No shortage of Italian weirdos eh VV?  I saw a couple in Piedmont that I'd never heard of too. Read More

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  • Il Conte d'Alba Stella Rosa Red

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    Crisp, sweet, almost red-apple flavour that gives a berry blast to any appetizer. Not overly sweet like a dessert wine and wet to finish. No dryness, bitterness, or woody tastes. Having Stella Rosa wines before, I knew not to expect a lot of alcohol nor the edge that comes with it, but is still an enjoyable treat. Read More

    Wine review by Aegelis


  • How about helping resurrect some discussion, JD?  You made a head start with the story of the meeting between you, DM and GT.  I know that the is now a spam wasteland, but I it has precisely zero effect on my communications with the valuable few.  Until the site dies on the vine, I'll continue to use it to link up with old friends and interestin... Read More

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  • Yeah JD, I thought of you and Fox every time I raised a glass! 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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