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 ...

  • 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...

  • Barbera

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

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  • Carlo Giacosa

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

  • Coppo

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

  • Tenuta Olim Bauda

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

  • 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...

  • Tosti

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

  • Dessilani

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

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  • Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Monprivato 1989

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    The nose shows cranberry sauce, wild berries and a bit of vanilla. Strawberry and tobacco on the palate but a bit drying. This bottle does show a good finish with brisk acidity which leads me to believe it simply needs more time to become more expressive on the palate. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Giacomo Brezza & Figli Barolo Sarmassa 1989

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    Nose has sweet shop candied fruit with hazelnut. Lot's of cherry too. The palate is full with dark cherry, clove and spice. Nice finish of red fruit. A really great wine, just wish I could find some for sale. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Colonnello 1989

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    Very limited notes due mainly to a lack luster performance. This wine came across and a dark bruiser without any grace. The nose showed red fruit and wet leaves. The palate was chunky, showing red fruit, sage and a bit of tar. Poor performance from a bottle that I was really looking forward to. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Vigna Rionda Massolino Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda 1989

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    Nice but still young, classic showing of anise, florist shop, tar and cranberry on the nose. The palate is still restrained but showing dark cherry and herbs with a firm tannic finish. A great wine that still needs time and will likely evolve into something very special. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Giacomo Conterno Barolo 1989

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    Showed bright sour cherry, sage and florist shop on the nose. The palate was full and soft with cherries, cedar and tobacco with a long finish. Just coming to age. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Gancia Spumante NV

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    nice light sparkling wine for $10 Read More

    Wine review by rmcunningham


  • Burlotto Neirane Barolo Re 1996

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    Yet another happy group of tasters with this wine. Starts out again with explosive black olives that with time stays but also reveals rosemary, mint and potpourri. On the palate, tonight's bottle was a bit drying with its tannin but still showed through with sour cherry, cranberry and minerals. A bit chewy but this wine has so many qualities tha... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Classico Riserva 1998

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    Very nice brick color, Scent of cherries, mushroom, little graphite, nice balance, not overly acidic, tannins on the finish for sure. Very enjoyable, better with food for sure. Read More

    Wine review by Talentedwine


  • Paolo Scavino Barolo Annuziata Reserva Piemonte Italy Red 2001

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    This wine gives me goose bumps. First time I had it was in small wine bar in Rome after a lovely day with a close friend & his family. Plums, dried fuits, juicy, complex. Pure velvet. It's what made me start loving wine. Read More

    Wine review by Juliet R


  • Garitina Brachetto d'Acqui Niades 2007

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    Got a bottle of 2007 for gift & what a surprise when we opened!...didn't realize it was sparkling...hit of the evening, with not too sweet taste. Read More

    Wine review by QJGreeley


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