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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  • 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...

  • Dolcetto

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Nebbiolo

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

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  • Dessilani

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

  • Tosti

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

  • Batasiolo

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

  • Ettore Germano

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

  • Massolino

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

  • Tenuta Olim Bauda

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

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • Agreed on Riserva, and non-Riserva. I'm not really as interested in the extra aging or official qualifications, just that if the producer is deciding to bottle a regular and a riserva, the riserva is typically a better, or more highly regarded wine due to the cru, blocks within the cru, barrel select, etc. They all have their story I'm sure, and... Read More

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  • Foxall and I are getting together for a Burgundy and Barolo dinner in Oakland this Saturday. We may have a seat or two available for anyone willing to make some spur of the moment travel plans. Read More

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  • Interestingly enough, was an offer from our friend Ian Cauble that falls right ... ... Nebbiolo, Lessona DOC Piedmont, Italy 2008 If there is one lesson that is common amongst all the great red wines of the world, it is that nothing can substitute for optimal bottle age. You can decant a young wine to soften it up, and there is certainly n... Read More

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  • Understand that very well. Most of my cellar is probably 2010-2013 Burgundy, and Piedmont.I'll be drinking very well from around 2025 - 2040 I'd expect. For the most part, just have to keep my hands off for the next 10 years or so. Read More

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  • Or just go Piedmont and Alto Adige, or just North Italy - there are lots of grapes in the region. Teroldego, Lagrein, Freisa, Vernatsch/Schiava, and Brachetto in addition to the Ruché. All those can be real nice grapes too. Freisa and Schiava are often floral and candied on the nose, Brachetto is like strawberries, and Lagrein and Teroldego are ... Read More

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  • I'm with you, RCKR, but between kids running here and there and my work ... I should print my Paris and Piedmont photos for framing.&nbs Read More

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  • Had the good fortune to attend a Masters of Wine, Syrah Panel Tasting on ... ... ... Bordeaux, definitely not Piedmon Read More

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  • Regardless of the Barolo's style, you'll get more of its potential out ... year old Nebbiolo from the Piedmont. Plus if you insist on drinking 3 to 4 year old wines, how will your palate have a chance to evolve? Decanting is not the be all and end all and certainly cannot replace proper bottle age, too often being for show more than anything e... Read More

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  • Rosato di Nebbiolo Il Mimo Cantalupo 2014

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  • Portovino Barbera di Colli Tortonesi 'Fuso' 2011

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  • 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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