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...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • 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...

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  • Bel Colle

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

  • Batasiolo

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

  • Tenuta Olim Bauda

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

  • Tosti

    TOSTI is located at Canelli, in the heart of the area with Controlled Denomination of Origin for ...

  • 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...

  • Vietti

    Since 1974 certain Vietti wines have been dressed with specially-designed original works (lithogr...

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  • Voület Monferrato Antichi Giochi Piemontesi 2007


    This red wine is delightlfully delicious! It's sweet but not too sweet and pairs well with any food item. It leaves a tingly warm feeling on my tongue. I was just introduced to it. Thank you Staci of Warrenton, VA! I live in DC/MD. Read More

    Wine review by luvmexico

  • Malvira' Brachetto Brachetto d'Acqui DOCG Birbét 2007


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    Wine review by aggerhino

  • Fontanafredda Barbera Piemonte DOC Briccotondo 2007


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    Wine review by lastmexcanpunk

  • L'Illuminata Barolo Tebavio 2005


    AWE blind tasting - lightly smoky a nice sweet raspberry tone, a touch of mint, nice fresh, layered and balanced, a bit loose at first then gains some grip, nice retrained fruit with a bit of sweetness yet firmly in the fresh, crisp end of the spectrum, nice ripe tannins, clean crisp finish, nice balanced fell, smaller wine but a nicely done win... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Giacosa Fratelli Barolo Bussia 2005


    a big woodsy nose, confiture of bitter cherry, intense if monolithic, but very clean and fresh, a nice menthol top note, pretty sweet entry then a bit thin, shiny and hard though the sour cherry and herbal/citrus toned fruit is pleasant, a bit thin but nice 85-86 Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Roagna Barolo Rocca 1999


    TJ liked this wine more than I did. Strong tannins. good with parmesan or hard gritty cheese. Tried at Jumeriah/Essex house tasting 2009. Read More

    Wine review by kells277

  • Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Bricco 2003


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    Wine review by Sovereign89

  • Fontanafredda Barbera Piemonte DOC Briccotondo 2007


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    Wine review by allysebrown

  • Voület Monferrato Antichi Giochi Piemontesi 2007


    I too will drive all the way to DC to get this wine. My son lives there and he had this wine with dinner, it was phenomenal. I looked everywhere for it in and around Atlanta, Ga - no luck! Read More

    Wine review by bthomas2736

  • Eredi Lodali Barolo Lorens 2006


    AWE blind tasting -woody, raw wood, touch of caraway, spicy, very spicy, touch hot, violet pastille, big and full, a touch clumsy, dark, anonymous fruit on the mp, dark and anonymous over all, drying, extracted, 84-85 Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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