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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  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • Cantine SanSilvestro di Sartirano Figli s.n.c.

    The “Cantine San Silvestro” is located in the territory of the Commune of Novello. It mainly pro...

  • Coppo

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

  • Massolino

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

  • Tosti

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

  • Ciabot Berton

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

  • Tenuta Olim Bauda

    When an activity like wine making – poetical and practical at the same time – is passed down from...

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  • Brovia Barolo Rocche Dei Brovia 1982


    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

  • Scavino Barolo Rocche Annunziata 1997


    The nose is a bit woodsy here with nice mushroom and licorice tones but lots of cocoa and oak notes as well. Good acids in the mouth are paired with big, drying tannins. there is a bit of a woody sweetness here and the sweet pipe tobacco and rum raisin fruit tones come off as a bit clumsy. Pretty big scaled but not a lot of depth on the palate. ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Marchese di Barolo Cannubi Barolo 1989


    Rich on the nose with spicy middle eastern tones and roasted black fruit. this opens on the palate with a lot of round, deep fruit with a big black cherry notes and hints of wood spice that gain intensity on the finish. Not particularly complex but rich with vivid fruit and well integrated for current drinking. 90pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Brovia Barolo Rocche Dei Brovia 1982


    Light translucent ruby in color. Roses, Mushroom, forest floor, menthol and cherry fruit on the nose. Raspberry fruit, soil and mineral driven on the palette. Warming yet fresh. Finishes with an earthy and leathery finish. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Scavino Barolo Rocche Annunziata 1997


    Upon opening a rich, warm and inviting nose filled with candied plum, menthol, potpourri and a little port. Dark purple in color. Cherries vanilla and rose petal on the palette. Long but cloying finish.An enjoyable Barolo but certainly from the modernists school of thinking. The oak used on this wine was too apparent. At times the nose turned to... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Fontanafredda Barbera Piemonte DOC Briccotondo 2006


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    Wine review by cbarbata

  • Giuseppe E Figlio Mascarello Barolo Villero 2001


    This opens with a wonderfully pure rose note that gains west clay and damp chalk tones. With air leather and pink peppercorn get added to the mix. In the mouth there is an underlying sweetness balanced by bright acids and stiff yet minor tannins. The cranberry and wild strawberry fruit is elegant and hints at a bit of spice and blood orange. the... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Giovanni Corino Barolo Vigneto Rocche 2000


    The nose offers up a nice array of tar, leather, rose and talc notes though there is a hint of sweaty saddle leather brett perhaps and a spicy anice tinged apricot fruit note. In the mouth this is bright with refined tannins but there is not much there there on the palate. Particularly underwhelming in light of the vintage, austere and lean. Per... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Piero Gatti Piemonte Moscato 2006


    Natural bubbles, though not as many as a sparkling or champagne. Perfect white grape desert wine. Light and sweet, no sulfites, clean finish. Read More

    Wine review by Bobechi

  • Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto d'Acqui 2007


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    Wine review by Shiv245

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