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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  • Ciabot Berton

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

  • Carlo Giacosa

    Since in Barbaresco the vine was not the Mistress of the hills, Donato Giacosa, the father of ...

  • 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...

  • Massolino

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

  • G.B. Burlotto

    Our wines are created in an ancient structure, which surrounds an interior garden. Fermentation t...

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  • Hi Big Al! Sorry for the so late reply. The wines were from Piedmont Italy. It was a free day event with 12 bottles of wine from Piedmont Italy. I will be organizing another wine tasting event this year 2016. I hope it will be a bash!I also intend to organize a Filipino wine tasting dinner here in Turin but it would be difficult to satisfy the p... Read More

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  • Manzone Barolo le Gremolere Rouge 2004

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    Wine review by obikanu


  • Il Conte d'Alba Stella Rosa Rosso

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  • Cantine Aurora Dolce Stilnovo Rosso

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  • As usual, Chambers Street offers up some very interesting bottles at very good ... ... market in Alba, May 2015Piedmont N - VN - V, but starting with some stragglers from earlier in the alphabet. And more to come, soon! Jamie WolffClick to view up-to-date inventory on our website →Conterno, Aldo 1990 Barolo Riserva Gran Bussia  |  2 in stock ... Read More

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  • I could hang in Piedmont Read More

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  • Filadora Nebrose 2013

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  • The Veritas is a fake.  The label on the back says "Beverly ... ... time--saw tons of this in Piedmont--because the labels could be scuffed unless it was crated up, which takes more space.  They put it in big wire containers, then label it when it's going to go to market.  They can label it as needed, so it wouldn't be a big deal to have diffe... Read More

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  • Having lived there for nearly a year I can say Walla Walla gets plenty cold in ... summers are hotter than the Piedmont. As you say, it all depends on the winemaker (and grape grower). Thanks for the examples.Perhaps I was asking in Fox's stead.  ; Read More

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  • Another nice gift Fox, may be my new favorite for myself but I like the Betz ... the other friend who went to Piedmont around the same time you did, also coming back raving about Fenocchio. He also happens to be a big fan of Burlotto's Monvigliero, as is GdP of course. Anyhow, I have you two to thank for Fenocchio, as if it was just one of you... Read More

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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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