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...

  • 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...

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  • Bel Colle

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

  • Vietti

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

  • Tosti

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

  • Ciabot Berton

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

  • 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...

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • San Giulio Malvasia di Castelnuovo "Don Bosco"

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    Wine review by MsCarter


  • Valfieri Barolo 2005

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    Wine review by gntop1


  • Lucky you.  I was just there... Piedmont is pretty stretched out.  If you want to be in Barolo/Barbaresco country, I stayed at a really nice agriturismo (read: Bed and Breakfast) in Castiglione Falletto called Tenuta Montanello.  It's a working winery, although not one of the stars.  But the hosts are extremely nice and it's quite reasonable.  I... Read More

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  • Tintero Grangia Rosato NV

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    Pale pink with a delicate effervescence. Spice, berries, melon, honey, orange blossom, rose, and citrus. Delicate yet lively. Great value! Read More

    Wine review by anchca


  • Vietti Nebbiolo Barolo Lazzarito 2000

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    Showing cedar, roast coffee and strong incense aromas when popped and poured, air brings notes of a little sweet carob and earth with hints of mint. Good acids and dusty tannins are still obvious on the palate with focused flavors of fig and wild strawberry on the palate. This is tight and pretty classically structured with jellied cherry and o... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Ferrero Eredi Virginia Barolo San Rocco 1982

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    Right out of the bottle this screams leather and asphalt, the.n it fairly quickly solves showing mint, rose petals, licorice, and dry, earthy notes. Still with plenty of slightly chewy tannin, and the acid popping on the finish along with some raspberry fruit. Showing surprising richness on the palate with some wild. Berry fruit on the palate th... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Francesco Rinaldi Barolo Cannubi 2010

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    This smells women's perfume, all floral and subtly citrusy with a core of plum in alcohol over white soil tones. Really so floral, pretty and pure on the nose, its quite remarkable. Tight, on entry with superb focus, this is fabulous and seamless, if a bit short today. You can feel that this his has big fruit in reserve on the gorgeous, spicy he... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo Bussia 2010

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    Soil driven on the nose with hints of forest floor, tight rose bud and limestone followed by camphor and huge, sweet red fruits and strawberry leaves. The tannins here are quite fine grained tannins and support impressively rich strawberry fruit that shows a bit of jamminess and hints of blue flowers in the mouth. The tannins are big but very ri... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Giacomo Fenocchio Villero Barolo 2010

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    Beeswax, candle wax, menthol, and a little rubbery reduced note emerges slowly on the nose along with red fruits and hints of sage. This is round in the mouth with smaller scaled, supple tannins supporting flavors of strawberry and tar. Showing food length, again aided by the tannins, this turns a little spicy and warm on the finish.91pts Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo Cannubi 2010

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    Huge rose petals, sandlewood, poppy seeds, and soil tones show up on the spicy nose which has delicate notes of wild strawberry. Fairly rich and structured in the mouth with the limestone edginess of Cannubi on the palate, which is quite tannic and a bit tough though rich with cherry fruit. The finish is long, lengthened by the tannins here whic... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • We've got a nice email going out tomorrow on a pair of 2004 Barolos. Two of the best wines were from the village of Serralunga, heck three of them were but only 2 are still available at retail. I was very impressed with the wines as a group, which is not surprising since these are wines that I bought for myself, but I just wanted to give every...

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  • Can we call this group: "Kneed Mont"- so I can finally remember where along the boot this place is?

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