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...

  • 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 ...

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • 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...

  • Dessilani

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

  • Tenuta Olim Bauda

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

  • Vietti

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

  • Carlo Giacosa

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

  • Coppo

    The Coppo family history intertwines with the development of the City of Canelli, which in the ea...

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • Fontanafredda Barbera Piemonte DOC Briccotondo 2006

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    Wine review by cbarbata


  • Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Villero 2001

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    This opens with a wonderfully pure rose note that gains west clay and damp chalk tones. With air leather and pink peppercorn get added to the mix. In the mouth there is an underlying sweetness balanced by bright acids and stiff yet minor tannins. The cranberry and wild strawberry fruit is elegant and hints at a bit of spice and blood orange. the... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Giovanni Corino Barolo Vigneto Rocche 2000

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    The nose offers up a nice array of tar, leather, rose and talc notes though there is a hint of sweaty saddle leather brett perhaps and a spicy anice tinged apricot fruit note. In the mouth this is bright with refined tannins but there is not much there there on the palate. Particularly underwhelming in light of the vintage, austere and lean. Per... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Piero Gatti Piemonte Moscato 2006

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    Natural bubbles, though not as many as a sparkling or champagne. Perfect white grape desert wine. Light and sweet, no sulfites, clean finish. Read More

    Wine review by Bobechi


  • Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto d'Acqui 2007

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    Wine review by Shiv245


  • Cantine Aurora Red Blend Dolce Stilnovo Rosso 2005

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    A lovely sweet wine perfect for socializing with your girlfriends or paired with chocolate-dipped strawberries. It's a deep-red sparkling dessert wine with a mild, unique flavor that will be the perfect accompaniment for next time I serve dessert to a special friend. *wink* Read More

    Wine review by abbeym


  • Barolo DOCG 2001

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    Wine review by dimilaz


  • Boroli Barolo 2003

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    Great structured and flowered wine! Read More

    Wine review by dimilaz


  • If ever a visit with a man would make me more inclined to enjoy his wines it ... Cappellano Barolo - Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barolo pale, clear bronze color. This has a very fine sherry nose with caramel, anise, angelica root, cola, glue, and celery seed, even some buttery toffee with time but in the mouth it is lean, acid driven, and ho... Read More

    Forum post in the topic In memoriam: Teobald Cappellano


  • Campofiorin Ripasso Veronese Masi Veneto Rouge Blanc 2004

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    A personal favourite. Flexible with a nice balance of dryness and tannins. Perfect on it's own or with pasta. Read More

    Wine review by jmpgray


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