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...

Subregions of Piedmont

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  • Coppo

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

  • Batasiolo

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

  • 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...

  • Dessilani

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

  • G.B. Burlotto

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

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • Marcarini Nebbiolo Barolo Brunate 1998

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    This opened with a fine nose immediately offering up perfumed notes of cherry, scorched orange rind, floral notes and sandalwood with top notes of mint and a touch of funk all over a bed of mineral rich clay. In the mouth this is very bright, with big acids. Its a touch austere with lovely wild cherry fruit and slightly rustic tannins adding a b... Read More

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  • Wines TastedMarcarini Brunate - 91ptsCascina Ballarin Tre Ciabot - 88ptsElio ... wine worlds attention on the Piedmont. The irony of the situation was that these perfectly approachable, soft, almost tame versions of Barolo, the 1998s, were not being foisted apon the wine consuming public at large but rather the flamboyant, unrepresentative win... Read More

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  • Elio Perrone Rosé Blend Piemonte DOC Bigaro 2007

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    delicate effervescent honeycomb libation. perfect with a light dessert or drink on its own. it is an understated drink. i seek it out whenever i am traveling. Read More

    Wine review by amy lynn


  • Fontanafredda Barbera Piemonte DOC Briccotondo 2006

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    WA 90. Yet to try Read More

    Wine review by dista23


  • Michele Chiarlo 2000

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    Simple wine. Good buy for the $. Would drink again. Read More

    Wine review by dista23


  • Roagna Barolo Rocca 1999

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    Solid Barbaresco! Had it with steak and couldn't get enough of it. Very well balanced, nice fruit, balanced acidity and tannins with a long finish. Would drink again. Great value. Read More

    Wine review by dista23


  • Giacomo Ascheri Barolo Coste Bricco 2004

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    Fruit from Podere di Sorano Serralunga 15 days on the skins then aged for 28 months in Slavonian oak 60% used/ 40% newOpen and giving on the nose with black spice tones, tea, animal fur, leather, smoky/salty, sea air, nori, medicinal tones, great complexity and then layers of sunburned wild strawberry fruits emerge adding a nice sweetened tone. ... Read More

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  • Giacomo Ascheri Podere di Sorano Barolo 2004

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    Fruit from Serralunga 55 days on the skins then aged for 28 months in Slavonian oak 85% used/ 15% newIntensely fruity on the nose with a primary quality and incipient Asian spice tones. The fruit adds a bit of a dried fruit character and nuances of green cardamom and clove oil add complexity. This has absolutely jewel-like fruit in the mouth. It... Read More

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  • Giacomo Ascheri Podere di Sorano Barolo 2004

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    Fruit from the Podere di Rivalta in Verduno, 12-13 days on the skins then aged for 2 years, 1/3 in new Slavonian oak, 1/3 in used Slavonian oak, and 1/3 in Stainless steel. From vines in production only since 1999.Very fresh on the nose, icy fresh with layers of hay, dried grasses, green flowers, menthol top notes all over slightly liquory, bram... Read More

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  • Giacomo Ascheri Syrah Montalupa 2005

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    Fruit from the Podere di Montalupa in Bra. 100% Syrah, 1996 was the first ... ... sandy soils that render a Piedmontese Syrah.This smells a but botte like at first though there is fairly good intensity to the blossoming notes of spicy, brambly fruit with a distinct Eucalyptus edge. With time balsamic notes of candle wax emerge adding nuances o... Read More

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