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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  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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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  • 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 ...

  • Batasiolo

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

  • Coppo

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

  • Ettore Germano

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

  • 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

  • Bartolo Mascarello Barolo 1999

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    What superb aromatics with a layered, delicate elegant composition of sweet fruit, earth, fading spice and saffron tones. In the mouth this is silky and seamless with lovely depth and purity and plenty of really ripe fruit tannins. This really shows amazing depth on the long, complex finish. Drinking well already but with a brilliant future. 94pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Giacomo Brezza & Figli Barolo Bricco Sarmassa 1999

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    A touch of brothiness adds complexity to the jammy wild strawberry fruit and slightly funky earthen notes on the nose. In the mouth this is lovely, round and rich with wonderful tannins and a long, sour cherry laced finish. Almost drinking well already yet this has the depth and balance to age for a long time. 92pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Barale F. Lli Barolo Castellero 1999

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    Very deep and fresh on the nose with a rich, powerful core of fresh tilled earth and very aromatic fruit. This is packed in the mouth, perhaps lacking a touch of elegance but more than making up for it with dense, tightly packed fruit rich in tannin. 90pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Castello di Verduno Barolo 1999

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    A bit stinky on the nose, smells like someone farted in my glass. It's sweet and easy in the mouth with a soft, very ripe feel and soft tannins adding a touch of shape. An easy wine 83pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Prunotto Barolo Riserva Bussia di Monforte 1980

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    With an initial buret of tomoatoe leaf that blows to reveal briarwood, cocoa, big fresh herbs, deep floral tones, and a gamy edge to the penetrating and caressing notes of dried strawberry edged in limestone. Elegant and balanced in the mouth with a core of sweet fruit that is very cherried with hints of licorice, green citrus zest and fresh gre... Read More

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  • Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Villero 2001

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    Wow, what an ever changing nose full of smoke, minerals, tarry herbs, spicy herbs with notes of turmeric, fenugreek, roses and a hint of sweet onion. In the mouth this is brilliantly ripe yet so precise with knife edge balance that give the tight yet seamless fruit a real sense of finesse. The raspberry fruit gives a racy impression across the ... Read More

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  • Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Monprivato 2004

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    Arugula, sandy and almost saline soil tones with a touch of camphor. In the mouth this is exceptionally vibrant with a spine of acidity that slices through the herbal and rainier cherry fruit that reveals edges of limestone and tarry tobacco. The fruit has brilliant purity and freshness and an elegance that is tough to match in Barolo. A great 2... Read More

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  • Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Villero 2003

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    Roses and prunes in alcohol greet the nose with some minor background tones of spicy herbs, this comes of as a bit simple and low intensity. In the mouth there is a nice fresh acidity and small tannins that give this a round freshness to the raspberry liquor fruit, though there is not much detail. The finish is clear and fresh with gaining tanni... Read More

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  • Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Villero 2001

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    Jammy and spicy on the nose with a caramel edged medicinal tone. This smells frankly sweet. In the mouth it's nice enough with good acids but ultimately is shallow and hollow gaining some depth with the candied raspberry finish. 84pts Read More

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  • Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Santo Stefano di Perno 2006

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    A little weedy and spicy on the nose with clay and forest floor nuances. There is an exotic citrus tone on the nose but overall a very loamy soil tone dominates. In the mouth this is packed with rich plum and cherry fruit, crisp tannins that lend a nice edge of austerity, and tones of peach pit and spice on the moderate finish. Very good and wel... Read More

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