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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  • Dolcetto

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

  • 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...

  • Barbera

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

  • 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...

  • G.B. Burlotto

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

  • 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...

  • Ettore Germano

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

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • Roagna Barolo Rocca 1999

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    a captivatingly spicy nose full of caraway, cardamon and tumeric with a stemmy notes and dried floral tones. In the mouth this was slightly jammy yet had the sweet/astringent quality of my beloved lingonberries, though the actual flavor profile was dark berry fruit over blue shale/clay and a return of the middle eastern spice notes found on the ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Monprivato 1985

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    As usual a wonderful wine with a rich forest floor tone on the nose followed by minty and light clay notes with a lingering hint of cigar smoke. This is wonderfully fresh and soil driven on the nose with hints of camphor and icy mint setting off the precise spicy fruit. Entering with a wave of sweet, ripe fruit and then transitioning to a layere... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Guiseppe Rinaldi Barolo Riserva Brunate 1985

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    a stinky touch of funky slavonian oak notes right out of the bottle and a touch of oxidative sweetness that reinforced the sweet anise tones that initially dominated the nose. Growing elements of earth, sand and iron added to the aromatics with a touch of menthol lurking. In the mouth this was rich and round with chewy, slightly matte fruit that... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Scarpa Barolo Tettimorra 1990

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    The nose here starts out with decidedly oxidized notes and lovely hints of salame and caraway with spicy mint and herb undertones. There's an odd sweetness to the nose that recalls fishermens friend cough lozenges and sweet flowers. the nose does clean up with air but remains savory. In the mouth one is greeted by a rush of wild strawberry fruit... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Conterno Fantino Barolo Vigna del Gris 1989

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    the nose offers rather classic notes of camphor, licorice, and mint notes with a gamy edge. There's a sandy element here and the fruit recalls roasted strawberries with a touch of spice from the wood treatment. In the mouth this is cool and composed yet a bit raspy on the midpalate and attenuated on the back end. The fruit is nice but a touch an... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Mascarello Bartolo Barolo 1998

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    5/2009, ein großartiger Wein, in perfekter Balance zwischen weichen Tanninen, pflaumigem Background, Waldbodenaromen, Lakritze und einer winzigen Teerspur. Ungewöhnlich rund, fast feminin im Abgang, ungewöhnlich dunkle Farbe. Neben einem Icardi Barbaresco 2000 von einem "Bordeauxspezialisten" auf Grund der Komplexität als großer Bordeaux missint... Read More

    Wine review by Gerhard Feuerstein


  • Livia Fontana Barolo 2004

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    Wine review by wpm


  • Massolino Barolo Vigna Rionda Ris 1999

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    After 4 hours of decanting the 1999 Vigna Rionda explodes from the glass with aromas of Menthol, Black cherry liquor, new leather and tobacco. On the palate, wild berries at first that swells to sweet red fruit on the mid palate, however, it remains quite angular and finishes with an earthy minerality and tart raspberry. The tannins are still up... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Oddero Barolo 2004

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    Wine review by 122525JasonSLN 122525 JasonSLN


  • Ca' Rome di Romano Marengo Barolo 2001

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    Wine review by 122525JasonSLN 122525 JasonSLN


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