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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  • Tosti

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

  • Dessilani

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

  • Carlo Giacosa

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

  • Ettore Germano

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

  • Ciabot Berton

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

  • Massolino

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

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto d'Acqui 2007

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    Wine review by ceschberger


  • Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto d'Acqui 2007

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    Berry fruit and floral hints were present in this sparkling wine. This wine was very sweet, a little too sweet for my taste. Probably best suited as a dessert wine. Read More

    Wine review by ttutony


  • I'm sure this is the fifteenth time this has been posted, but I'm looking for a ... for a good vintage guide to Piedmont (other than Parker) somewhere online.And, secondarily, wouldn't such a thing be a great addition to Snooth's roster of wicked-cool wine tools, especially since we seem to have a great stable of Nebbiolo lovers in the ranks he... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Piedmont (& other Italian)...


  • Marziano Abbona Barolo 2001

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    $60. Lovely representative of Barolo - big, deep, complex notes and classic finish. :) Read More

    Wine review by drake42


  • Barolo DOCG Serralunga d'Alba Az. Agr. Giovanni Rosso 2004

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    Bought one bottle $42 Zachy's 1/1/09. Rec. cellaring until 2014. Read More

    Wine review by drake42


  • Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Vigna San Giuseppe Bricco Boschis 1999

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    What a nose on this. Layered with dried floral tones, orange rind, minerals, black spices, a touch of tar and nuanced green anise seed and herb round out a remarkably still open nose. Powerful int he mouth with a luxurious richness. Perfectly balanced plush fruit draped over ripe tannins with perfectly integrated mouth watering acidity. This tig... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Podere Rocche Dei Manzoni Barolo Vigna Cappella di Santo Stefano 1996

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    Buttery and lightly oaky on the nose which still reveals a core of wity fruit with classic red berry and tar notes. There is an initial wood flooring note that is off putting in the mouth and leads to a drying finish but the mid-palate reveals solid roasted blackberry and olive fruit. Tough to assess at this age but not without promise. 2014-202... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Oddero Barolo 1978

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    Another fine bottle yet this one was a touch leaner than the last. Still full of animal funk on the nose though the herbal quality was a bit more pronounced with an almost green coffee bean edge. In the mouth the wines dances across the palate with it's wonderful structural integration. There is plenty of sour cherry fruit and a decidedly tertia... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Ceretto Barolo Brunate 1982

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    An intense nose of smoky tobacco, herbs, and chocolate gains more herbal intensity in the glass. In the mouth there is a fine chewy texture to this rich, round mouthfeel but there is a touch of wood tannint that still needs to be resolved. The dark cherry and earthy fruit is big and intense with great length but it still is a touch chunky and ;a... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Vigna San Giuseppe Bricco Boschis 1978

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    This opens with an intense black raspberry preserve note then takes on a redder, candied edge tot he fruits with smoky, medicinal nuances and a touch of seaweed creeping in. Rich, cound and bright in the mouth with zesty acids that support sour cherry fruit full of herbal top notes. The very ripe tannins are abundant makes this rich and chunky b... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


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