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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

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  • Coppo

    The Coppo family history intertwines with the development of the City of Canelli, which in the ea...

  • Tosti

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

  • 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...

  • Vietti

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

  • G.B. Burlotto

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

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  • Michele Chiarlo 2007


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    Wine review by iamwills

  • Terre di Bo Barolo 2005


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    Wine review by dedhamfoodie

  • Terre del Barolo Barolo Barolo di Castiglione Falletto 2004


    In my opinion an excellent beginner Barolo. Read More

    Wine review by bhalodia

  • Giorgio Scarzello E Figli Barolo Vigna Merenda 2000


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    Wine review by JDR

  • Romana Carlo Rumanota 2005


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    Wine review by lazysunbathers

  • Rashi Barolo Select 19 2000


    Mevushal. Muted earthy tones on the nose. Not much fruit, though. Smooth on palate. Right now this is in an in between phase showing some signs of age, but definitely not matured yet. Read More

    Wine review by 77280Adam Levin 77280 Adam Levin

  • Azienda Agricola Tenuta Montanello Barolo 2004


    6,600 bottles produced. This spent 1 year in barrique one third of which was new, 1/3 second passage, and 1/3 third passage.There is serious intensity here on the nose with rose, hickory, menthol and tobacco notes framing very fresh red fruits and sappy, vegetal floral tones. The wood adds a bit of an autumnal character here and rounds out the ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Azienda Agricola Tenuta Montanello Barolo 2003


    Smoky notes great the nose with low intensity tobacco, dried apricot, fudge, fig, menthol, butchers was and raw wood notes. Aromatically this is a bit clumsy. In the mouth this is compact and soft with tannins that seem a bit dry. The flavors are earthy and a bit woody with notes of roasted herbs and cedar framing the dried fruit/dried citrus pe... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Azienda Agricola Tenuta Montanello Barolo 2002


    This wine saw 100% new barrique and 8 days of maceration. Very autumnal and evolved on the nose with dried leaves, dried fruits, a bit sharp with spicy wood tones. Cedary and complex if evolved and a little spearminty. Very soft in the mouth, fluid and easy if slightly drying with licorice tinged dried fruit notes and a hint of rainier cherry. T... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Pio Cesare Nebbiolo Barolo 2004


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    Wine review by bethesdafrog

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