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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

Subregions of Piedmont

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  • Ettore Germano

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

  • Massolino

    Established in 1896 by Giovanni Massolino, the winery has been dedicated to the production of gre...

  • 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...

  • Carlo Giacosa

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

  • 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

  • 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 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Luigi Pira Barolo 2004

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    Acrid tar on the nose, but it moves quickly past that into quite a classic barolo taste. I'm not the hugest Barolo fan, but despite the style found this quite approachable. Strong tannins, even still. Long finish on the dry tannins. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Barolo Vigneto Monvigliero 2000

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    Crazy! What a fine nose with confiture fruits, huge herbs, sweet and almost candied/dried fruit tone dates and dried cherry but still moist and fresh. Slight tobacco, more black olive brine than olives, leather, sweet licorice, intense and complex and gaining a purity to the block olive notes with each passing moment. A bit loose at first, per... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Guido Porro Barolo Vigna Lazzairasco 2004

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    This offers up a fine array of mineral, menthol, leather, dried asphalt, cherry in alcohol and licorice in alcohol tones with a touch of camphor and sweet medicinal background notes. There is plenty of alcohol on the nose, even just a bit too much but the complexity is compelling. Big sweet/sour fruit up front though the mid-palate is a touch ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Vietti Nebbiolo Barolo Lazzarito 2005

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    Light and airy while also intense with floral, earth, currant jam and light minor toast tones. A really lovely nose, very Nebbiolo and while tight shows great potential revealing soft notes of raspberry jam and wild cherry in alcohol with a subtle meaty underlay. A bit polished up front then round and rich if a touch soft. Real thrust to the he... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Ascheri Barolo Sorano 2004

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    Sweet and warm on the nose verging on slightly fudgy with pruny fruit then very floral with a real rosy floral tones. Gains an earthy, medicinal, tarry, limestone mineral tone, there is real complexity here. After two hours this turned shockingly feral and earthy with a pinot-like character. That ameliorated with time though the evolution on th... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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