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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Tosti

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

  • 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...

  • Vietti

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

  • Ciabot Berton

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

  • G.B. Burlotto

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

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  • Vietti Barolo Rocche 5000 2004


    Nicely muscular with a big tar note up front then cherry in alcohol, dried herbs, sandy soil tones and soft dried rose and dried cranberry notes. In the mouth this starts off with considerable acidity before the fruit follows quickly enveloping the structure. Nice density with solid cherry fruit and a background medicinal tone adding complexity.... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Ruggeri Corsini Barolo 2003


    Enjoyed this wine last night. Dark red brick colored and very, very rich in flavor. Coffee and wet earth made up the overall smell. "Felt" thinner than it looked and tannins were moderate. I had it with broiled cod over spinach and chorizo. Very nice wine overall. Read More

    Wine review by PieEyedParrot

  • Brovia Barolo Rocche Dei Brovia 1982


    Sorry, but has anyone sniffed a truffle lately? I found this wine so redolent with those knobby fungi, (both on the nose and palate) I did not want to put my glass down. Obviously mature, with many years left. excellent structure and great bones (grape tannins, depth, acidity...lovely, please hand me some cheese - due to the acidity - finish) T... Read More

    Wine review by elizabeth lynn

  • Brovia Barolo Rocche Dei Brovia 1982


    No written review

    Wine review by elizabeth lynn

  • Marchesi di Barolo Barbera Barbera del Monferrato Maràia 2007


    Still young and a little acidic, even after breathing for more than an hour. Drinkable, just not the best. Read More

    Wine review by CAHWine

  • Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo Vigna Enrico VI 2004


    2.75 starsAppearance: medium- ruby with slight brown coreNose: aromas of red currant, red cherryPalate: dry; light tannins, aromas of dried cherry, cranberry -- on the thin side Read More

    Wine review by lglover

  • Vietti Barolo Lazzarito 2004


    3.5 starsAppearance: medium+ ruby coreNose: prounounced intensity aromas of violet, cherry, eucalyptusPalate: medium+ acidity, medium+ tannins, flavors of sour cherry, violets, red grapefruit on the finish Read More

    Wine review by lglover

  • Vigna Rionda Massolino Barolo Parafada 2004


    3.25 starsAppearance: medium ruby with slight brick coreNose: medium intensity ... to be drank with a hearty Piedmontese or Tuscany style meal. The ruby grapefruit finish was strange at first but helped the wine have a palate cleaning finish that was quite nic Read More

    Wine review by lglover

  • Fontanafredda Barolo 2004


    Appearance: medium ruby with brickish hue coreNose: Medium intensity of floral (violets), light tarPalate: Medium- tannins, light body, medium+ length, flavors of black tea, floral, red cherry; with a enjoyable and smooth finish. Read More

    Wine review by lglover

  • Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric 1997


    A totally unexpected showing of this bottle. I had expected a modern, oak influenced candy shop of a Barolo but what I got was a balanced and finessed example of an 11 year old Barolo just coming to age. Color was a brilliant dark red. The nose was a mix of intense spicy fruit, herbs and leather. But then, the palette... Fresh and vibrant re... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

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