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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  • Nebbiolo

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

  • Dolcetto

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

  • Barbera

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

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

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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...

  • Vietti

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

  • 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...

  • Coppo

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

  • Batasiolo

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

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  • Barolo Marengo 2008


    Wow was this ever rustic on the nose. Just packed with damp cellar scents, wet concrete, dried spices, wet animal tones, dirt, dried herbs, leather, limestone and espresso. On the palate this was brothy with a loose texture and supple tannins. The sour berry fruit tones were well balanced by classic notes of dried earth and herbs. This really di... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Marengo Marenda Barolo Cerequio 1989


    This had aromas that just exploded from the glass with notes of veal, sour cherries, moist earth, minerals, sweet root vegetable tones and background notes of angelica root and sweet herbs. On the palate this had lovely structure, super-fine tannins paired with zesty yet integrated acidity that supported a rich core of sweet wild cherry fruit. ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Armando Parusso Barolo Mariondino 1989


    Warm and plummy on the nose with a touch of toasty and actually quite smoky wood adding a nice accent to the jammy fruit that gains a nice strawberry tone. There are nuanced notes of fennel fronds, roasted meat, menthol cigarettes and a growing note of perfumy wood. On entry there is a touch of woody sweetness followed by lots of tannin leaving ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Marcarini Barolo la Serra 1998


    Sadly wasn't too impressed by this, it's good but was expecting more especially as its not a cheap bottle. Pours a thin tawny Indian red, you can taste the heat in this one with warm cheery and redcurrant with cooked herbs. Its pretty fresh, the tannins are low but overall I was hoping for more. I've had a lot better wines than this one and the ... Read More

    Wine review by colinrchorley

  • Cabutto Barolo 2001


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    Wine review by unclesahm

  • My name is Filippo and I am not "new" to wine, I see Nebbiolo vineyards of the Langhe hills in Piedmont form my window every day... Read More

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  • La Loggia Barolo 2004


    Think about this, a Barolo for under $20; yes, this is not a $100 wine but for the money I would take it over a $30 California Cabernet any day. It is a bit heavy on the tannins, but let it breath for an hour at least and your will love this wine. Read More

    Wine review by mdezelon

  • Brezza Barolo Barolo 1997


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    Wine review by FernandoCabada

  • Barbero Mauro More 2003


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    Wine review by MandD

  • Cantina Terre del Barolo Barbaresco Riserva 2002


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    Wine review by coslattery

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