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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Bel Colle

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

  • Tenuta Olim Bauda

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

  • Coppo

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

  • G.B. Burlotto

    Our wines are created in an ancient structure, which surrounds an interior garden. Fermentation t...

  • Dessilani

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

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • Vigna Rionda Massolino Barolo 2003


    Plumy and meaty. A very interesting wine. Read More

    Wine review by 77280Adam Levin 77280 Adam Levin

  • Fontanafredda Barolo di Serralunga d'Alba 2001


    Still young, comes on restrained and then there's an explosion of flavor in the mid-palate and aftertaste. I wish I could have tasted more. Read More

    Wine review by 77280Adam Levin 77280 Adam Levin

  • Fontanafredda Barolo 1997


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    Wine review by amung2

  • Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Villero 2001


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    Wine review by amung2

  • Giacomo Conterno Barolo DOCG 1961


    This just smells gorgeous with smoky, spicy nuanced layers, middle eastern spices, a strong balsamic incense note, roasted hazelnut, cigar ash, with small, sweet wild berry fruits in liquor, elegant and absolutely seductive. In the mouth the wild red cherry fruit pops right on entry filling out the high-toned, wiry mid-palate with floral and spi... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Vigne Regali Banfi Brachetto Brachetto d'Acqui DOCG Rosa Regale 2007


    Very fizzy sparkling wine, which faded quickly. Strong rose petal flavors. Read More

    Wine review by abeth

  • Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by taramackie

  • Borgogno Barolo "Riserva Classico" 1988


    For anyone with this bottle in his or her cellar, you might want to revisit this beauty. After a bit of funk that blew off, after 4 hours open in bottle, this baby sang. Classic Barolo with porcini mushroom, earth and dried roses on the nose. I didnt expect this bottle to be so lively, full bodied and intense. It accompanied the Brasato gorgeous... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Hey everyone, this is an event I did in August but thought I'd post this on the ... ... to create a traditional Piedmontese meal with wine pairings for a visiting family from Switzerland. A family that is very well traveled and in the wine business, so you can imagine the stress. I was given almost 100% freedom with the menu and a budget tha... Read More

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  • Bartolo Mascarello Barolo 1985


    What a brilliant showing for this wine. Classic slow to get going Bartolo on the nose with dried herbs, and dusty cellar floor out of the gate then a bit of waxy lipstick and dusty red pez candies gain intensity before being supplanted by nuanced and layers notes of beef broth, old bones, dried wood tones, sour cherry and citrus zest. In the mou... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz

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