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

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Dolcetto

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

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  • Bel Colle

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

  • Batasiolo

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

  • Dessilani

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

  • Ciabot Berton

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

  • Coppo

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

  • Massolino

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

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • A. Fantino Barolo Vigna Dardi Riserva 2001

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    Nice for evening meal but could be characterized as "sleeping beauty" - had some signs of potentially good wine but overall was lucking vigour. I was expecting more from Barolo :( Nothing particular on nose and palate, short after-taste. Drink it and forget it! Read More

    Wine review by kinese


  • Ca Rome Barolo Rapet 2001

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    Unfortunately the bottle had an oxidation problems (my opinion) although the cork seemed in good condition. Wine couldn't show all its character and silently died in the glass. Hate to encounter moments like this :( Read More

    Wine review by kinese


  • Silvano Bolmida Barolo Bussia 2001

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    Wonderful! With complex nose, palate was one of the most balanced again of the recently tasted barolos - ripe fruit in balance in mid-palate in balance with tar & minerals in the aftertaste. Very long length. Overall - outstanding wine. Great concentration of fruit, balanced flavours and very judicious use of oak (it's reserva). A barolo couldn'... Read More

    Wine review by kinese


  • Palladino Barolo 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by dnunez24


  • Renato Ratti Nebbiolo Barolo Marcenasco 2005

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    Very overrated wine by wine spectator reviewer JS- have to wonder if he actually tasted the bottles availabel in the US. Very nice nose, medium to thin body, straightforward one deminsional finish. Better with food, not a stand alone wine. Read More

    Wine review by Taster2


  • Barolo DOCG la Morra 2004

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    Wine review by dnunez24


  • Rosati Corino Barolo 2001

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    nice but over priced. Read More

    Wine review by Iain


  • Santero White Blend Fragolino NV

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    I bought this wine while deployed, prior to having any real knowledge of wine, and had been saving it for a special occassion. I opened it about an hour ago and its terrific. Why did I wait all this time? (there was no special occassion) It's sweet with a slight fizz. My new favorite. Read More

    Wine review by ecarrico


  • Roberto Voerzio Barolo Cerequio 2000

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    Wine review by otriarsi


  • Roberto Voerzio Barolo Cerequio 2000

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