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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  • Dessilani

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

  • 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...

  • G.B. Burlotto

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

  • Batasiolo

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

  • Carlo Giacosa

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

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • Palladino Barolo 2006

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    Fermented in Stainless steel for 16-18 days before being transferred to botte.This is really minty, so intense that it smells Icy though there are nice notes of raspberry, leather and calcium adding complexity. In the mouth this feels a touch relaxed even though the acidity keeps things bright and the rigid tannins are slightly obvious. The mid-... Read More

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  • Palladino Barolo 2006

    Snoothrank:

    Fermented in Stainless steel for 16-18 days before being transferred to botte.This is really minty, so intense that it smells Icy though there are nice notes of raspberry, leather and calcium adding complexity. In the mouth this feels a touch relaxed even though the acidity keeps things bright and the rigid tannins are slightly obvious. The mid-... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • La Loggia Barolo 2003

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    No written review

    Wine review by hsperry


  • Roagna Barolo Rocca 1999

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    Needs to open for 30 minutes then it rocks. Read More

    Wine review by charltondon


  • Giovanni Rosso Barbera d'Alba Donna Margharita 2005

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    This Barbera has good italian character, is not too new world, and is reasonably priced. It drinks pretty well but has some fine tanins on the top of the palate which I did not expect. Good with creamy cheeses. Read More

    Wine review by hobo636


  • Fratelli Revello Barolo 2003

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    Nov. 18, 2008. BOT 244.JK Comments: $60. 15%. Tuscany. Evolved color - bricking. Dark, rich. Tar, and sandlewood, violets, chalky, rain water. A lot of wine. Intensity is amazing. Great acidity. Grittiness of tannins, especially in Barolo. Bacteria in mouth change the flavors. Read More

    Wine review by stephenmaloney


  • Conterno Giacomo Barolo Cascina Francia 2006

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    An immediate, intense nose of deep, dark fruit with a muscular disposition that reveals green floral, balsam and spice notes above the coiled fruit. Big and dense in the mouth this will need a bit of time to show well though it is layered and long with exceptional intensity and great acidity that is couched in the chewy fruit. This has the feel ... Read More

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  • Bruno Giacosa Barolo Collina Rionda 1993

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    Sweetly perfumed with anise, mineral, iron, celery salt and light incense tones this is beginning to really speak of Rionda. There is a touch of growing bouillon and this seems to be a bit more evolved than I would like or expect but I have to assume that this bottle has seen less than ideal storage. Big and lush on entry with great acids and e... Read More

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  • Roberto Voerzio Barolo la Serra 1985

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    This got a little lost in tonight's line-up. It offered up a big, fruity nose with touches of poop, leather and woodspice but in a simpler and decidely more fruit driven tone than the Giacosas. The mouthfeel was soft with lots of very ripe tannins and adeuquate acidity. There was solid if slightly simple fruit that had a touch of an extracted f... Read More

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  • Bruno Giacosa Barolo Villero di Castiglione Falletto 1988

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    This was offering up fantastic perfumes tonight with a sharp earthy character that recalled dry, mineral rich grey clay. There were complicating notes of tar and anise with a rich underlay of dusky sweet fruit with just a hint of band-aid lurking in the background. In the mouth this was big and soft with intense, sweet, dark fruit edged with com... Read More

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