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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Varietals Produced in Piedmont View all

  • Barbera

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

  • 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...

  • Dolcetto

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

  • Nebbiolo

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

  • 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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  • Massolino

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

  • Batasiolo

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

  • Bel Colle

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

  • Dessilani

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

  • Carlo Giacosa

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

  • 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

  • Azienda Ceretto s.r.l. Barolo Grignore 1971


    Dusty on the nose with a touch of artificial fruit flavor and lots of powdered sugar that reminded of a bag of crushed PEZ candy. There were a few nice hints of nettle that added freshness. In the mouth this was really attenuated with moutains of acidity though with food this revealed pure, lean and refined red fruits with nuanced sand herb and ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Francesco Rinaldi & Figli Barolo 1974


    Dusty and evolved with bookbinders glue, chocolate pound cake, rum raisin ice cream and light wrapper tobacco leaf tones, except it didn't smell quite as good as all that. It's a touch hot in the mouth and has good length and a nice succulence but not enough flesh to conceal this still rather substantial strucutreal componenets. Seaweed and herb... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Monprivato 1985


    Spicy and rich with subtle white pepper, Violette, nettle and mineral salts all enmeshed in rich, slightly jammy raspberry fruits. The fruit is still so plush in the mouth temperd and supported by fine tannins and great acids. there is an appley freshness and subtle astringency on the backend then funghi, tobacco, and dried rose notes on the lon... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo Monfalletto 1971


    Dusty, meaty and slow to open with a fair touch of dried herb and seaweed up front but slowly the candied black raspberry tones grow and flesh out a frame of mossy greenness, beef bouillon and a lovely mint nuance. The entry is brightly acidic and leads to a slightly spicy mid-palate rich with red fruits and a touch of pink peppercorn. The finis... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Marchesi di Barolo Barbera Barbera del Monferrato Maràia 2004


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  • Villadoria Barolo 2005


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  • Barolo 2004


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    Wine review by flingesso

  • Fontanafredda Barbera Piemonte DOC Briccotondo 2007


    Dark Ruby Red with aromas of Blackberry, Mushroom and earth followed by a very subtle hint of oak. A simple food friendly red on the palette with raspberry fruit and dark chocolate. Full bodied with a slightly bitter finish that turns refreshing and long. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • I was delighted to be able to join so many Nebbiolo lovers at Convivio last ... was a watershed vintage for Piedmont. It was the first truly great vintage of the internet era, released as they were in 1999 and 2000 after 5 vintages that ranged from abysmal to just plain difficult to appreciate. Its not that these wines were easy or fun on rele... Read More

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  • Grasso Elio Dolcetto 2007


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    Wine review by tpurifoy

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