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 ...

  • Vietti

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

  • Bel Colle

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

  • Coppo

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

  • Carlo Giacosa

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

  • 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

  • A question for Greg:Ive heard you say that you think 85 and 04 have some commonalities.What other vintages resemble one another?Happy Holidays. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Vintages in Piedmont that... by 3399097mjr 33990 97mjr


  • Cavallotto Nebbiolo Barolo Bricco Boschis 1999

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    5 out of 5 - first time ive given that this year i think. An incredible wine, and certainly the only Italian wine ive ever given top marks to. This is a Barolo, for sure, but it tones down a lot of the jarring secondary aromas many Barolos have (tar, truffles, barnyeard, violets), and while they are still there, its much more in balance, with no... Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Pio Cesare Nebbiolo Barolo 2002

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    No written review

    Wine review by Chris20


  • Bartenura Malvasia NV

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    Delicious. Read More

    Wine review by trbutche


  • Cavalier Bartolomeo Barolo Vigneti Solanotto Altinasso 2003

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    No written review

    Wine review by oceank8


  • Alfredo Giovanni Roagna IV & Opera Prima NV

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    Wine review by paolovietnam


  • To kick off the "Year of Living Piedmont" proper, I NEED TO FIND a kickin' Barolo or Barbaresco.I have some options to sift through from work, and am damn tempted to lean in the direction of the inspiration for the titling of this year (see: Azelia)... but I need opinions. I have a buddy at The Italian Wine Merchants (near 14th St, Union Squar... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Hunt for Barolo begins...


  • Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Vigna San Giuseppe Bricco Boschis 1999

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    Blackberry and flower aromas. Deep flavors of black fruit, mellow tannins, leather and earth. There's a bit of an edge to it that I love. This is an amazing wine. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • After being inspired by fellow Snoother Eric Guido's recount of what had to be ... will be:"THE YEAR OF LIVING PIEDMONT".THANK YOU ERIC- for the inspiration.Anyone who wishes, can come alon Read More

    Forum post in the topic Finer Wine and Things...


  • Filippo Sobrero Barolo 1971

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    Very evolved nose with a funghi, canned snails, dried shitake tone at first then more mossy, and old woodsy with spicy fruit tones that grow and a fine cigar wrapper tobacco background note. The tannins are resolved and the wine is silky with bright acid supporting sour cherry fruit. The alcohol is high but the fruit supports it. Great length on... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


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