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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  • Nebbiolo

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

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...

  • Bel Colle

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

  • Ciabot Berton

    From the Cantina Ciabot Berton sited in La Morra, the enchanting landscape of the Langhe area st...

  • Ettore Germano

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

  • Vietti

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

  • Massolino

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

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • Casalj Bianco IGT Rapitala' NV

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    Medium tannins, sweet scent, very woody, earthy. A little too syrupy for my taste. Read More

    Wine review by melissagbl


  • Fontanafredda Barbera Piemonte DOC Briccotondo 2007

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    A totally different wine from this second bottle but not bad at all. Red berries, with toasty barrel and a bit of funk that makes it interesting. Cherry cough syrup on the palette with a minerally finish. Crisp, gorgeous acidity. Great food wine and an awesome value. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Luigi Pira Barolo Marenca 2001

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    Gorgeous purity and structure. The nose has a dusty, bing cherry character that darkens to blackberries in the mouth. The longer you stay with the wine on your palate, the more it develops - cocoa and espresso notes and forest floor fruit. The tannins are refined and leave you with a lasting, bitter cherry sweetness that tingles with lingerin... Read More

    Wine review by danpetroski


  • Brovia Barolo Rocche Dei Brovia 1982

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    Fungal, musty sawdust aromas. Palate is still bright, red fruit and quite refreshing. Good, slightly rough tannins with ripening red fruit and a light licorice hint. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Marchese di Barolo Cannubi Barolo 1989

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    Nice acidity, refreshing, with ripe red fruit and a bit of coffee and chocolate, interestingly enough. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Scavino Barolo Rocche Annunziata 1997

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    Musty fungal/barnyard aromas. Palate is fresh and fruity, delicious acidity and fruit, cherries and spice, a very refreshing wine. Nice long finish. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Brovia Barolo Rocche Dei Brovia 1982

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    From Magnum. Better than i last remember it. Starts with an astringent nose of iodine and acetone, which isnt my style. But, in the mouth it was more forgiving - juicy, chocolate notes balance out the chemical top notes. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Marchese di Barolo Cannubi Barolo 1989

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    Eucalyptus and iodine on the nose, with a little candied ginger, which was unexpected. Classic barolo (cherry, lilacs etc), although with a licorice finish Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • La Loggia Barolo 2004

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    Not a bad wine but this is not hitting on much for a Barolo. The price should have been a giveaway. Read More

    Wine review by JamesR


  • Brovia Barolo Rocche Dei Brovia 1982

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    From magnum this is an excellent bottle with an intense nose of dried rose, mushroom, limestone and forest floor. Deep and complex on the nose but a bit less so on the palate which none the less is round with bright red fruits and cleansing acids. Not particularly complex but long and pure. Delicious. 90pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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