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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  • Bel Colle

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

  • Batasiolo

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

  • Tenuta Olim Bauda

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

  • Tosti

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

  • 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...

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • Ceretto Brunate Barolo 1978

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    A damaged bottle but still had some Brunate character. A fat nose of meaty carob, dried beef, stale coffee, cedar and slight mocha tones is followed by a rather soft but texturally expansive palate that featured muddied flavors of burnished cherry fruit. The finish has clumsy tannins and lacks a bit of flesh so comes of as hot. 84pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Dosio Barolo 1978

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    A nice nose with oystershell, rosehips, sage brush and slightly minty herbal tones that are joined by nuanced notes of pork fat, pinecones and a touch of grafite. In the mouth this is quite acid driven with soft, resolved tannins supporting a nice balance of savory lingonberry and rosehip toned fruits. It's a touch drying on the finish with a bi... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Gigi Rosso Barolo Arione 1982

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    So I just popped and poured this with modest expectations. The cork was really still very tight, a good sign and quite white and pliable when extracted. The wine on the other hand was evolved at first with decidedly bronzed color and a rich nose of beef bouillon and celery leaves. With time the wine freshened up adding a nice anise frond tone a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Fontanafredda Barbera Piemonte DOC Briccotondo 2007

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    What a terrific little Barbera this is! Perfect wine for any Italian food, especially pizza, or Bolognese. Medium-bodied, plum and cherry/sour cherry nose. Blooms well (opens) in the glass, the first glass is good, the last glass is terrific. The last two years garnered 90 points and in '06 it was on the Wine Specatator Top 100 Wines of the Yea... Read More

    Wine review by kathyintex


  • Marchesi di Barolo Dolcetto Dolcetto d'Alba Madonna di Como 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by jewelsmarks


  • Beni di Batasiolo Barolo 2002

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    No written review

    Wine review by jha


  • Bera Asti Spumante 2010

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    Wine review by Jcalvin2007


  • Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino 1978

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    Smells new and lush with some prunes and leather. Very acidic with leathery tart cherries. Most amazing to me is its consistency all the way throughout the start to the finish. Totally wouldn't have been able to tell it was such a coveted bottle though. Read More

    Wine review by solomania9


  • Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino 1978

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    Smells like dark berries. Some leather on the nose as well. Acid, tannins, and leather are huge in the mouth. Great stuff. Thanks to GDP for the taste! Read More

    Wine review by troyconquer


  • Banfi . Brachetto d'Acqui Rosa Regale NV

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    Wine review by jennn


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