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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  • 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...

  • Bel Colle

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

  • Dessilani

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

  • Ettore Germano

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

  • 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

  • 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


  • Boroli Barolo 2004

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    Was a little dry to start with. Definitely needs to sit in a cellar a bit. Still a nice wine with some dark and light fruits to play around with. A little tannic and acidic but that will soften up with age. In a few years I will give this one a better glass rating. Read More

    Wine review by Gantt Hickman


  • Pio Cesare Nebbiolo Barolo 2000

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    No written review

    Wine review by belasan


  • Villa Garducci Sparkling Rosé NV

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    Cheap and nasty. This has absolutely no complexity whatsoever, its more like drinkling slightly fizzy bubble gum. Definitely designed for girls. Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley


  • Malvirà Birbet 2005

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    my son brought back a bottle from italy right from winery. this wine is an excellent desert wine. For people that love a wine that actually taste like sweet red grapes Read More

    Wine review by Bivone


  • Paolo Scavino Cannubi Barolo DOCG Ml 2004

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    EXCELLENT WINE---MUCH BETTER THAN "RIPPLE" OR "TIGER ROSE" Read More

    Wine review by zimwow


  • Santero White Blend Fragolino NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by BVWineS


  • Gramercy Syrah Lagniappe Red 2006

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    Great wine. But its from Walla Walla Washington, not Italy! Read More

    Wine review by Love WAwine


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