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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  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Nebbiolo

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

  • 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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  • Tenuta Olim Bauda

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

  • 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...

  • Dessilani

    Respect for the territory and for the grapes, the elegance of the wine, the pleasant feeling when...

  • Vietti

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

  • 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...

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • Stroppiana Barolo Vigna San Giacomo 2004

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    From 12 year old vineyards in La Morra and Verduno. This +/- 8,000 bottle cuvee sees 7-10 days of maceration then spends 2 years in barrique, 60% of which are new. It is then transferred to botte for a final year of ageing in larger neutral wood.Tight on the nose with mineral water tones and gentle but well integrated wood spice notes. Absolute... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Cantine Aurora Piemonte Moscato 2004

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    My wife and I love this wine. It has a smooth fruity flavor and is very sweet. Everyone that we've introduced to this wine loves it. One problem, I'm having a hard time buying it. If anyone knows where I can buy it please let me know. BBB3rd@gmail.com. Read More

    Wine review by Chaoticmage


  • Pio Cesare Nebbiolo Barolo 1999

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    If you waited a few years to open this you were happy. Nothing to complain about here. Read More

    Wine review by rsimone


  • Cantine Aurora Piemonte Moscato 2004

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    THis is a smooth wine, excellent for those that like a sweet fruity wine. Read More

    Wine review by dakotababy


  • Burlotto G.B. Barolo Vigneto Cannubi 2004

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    100% Lampia clone from vines averaging 20 years old. 15 days maceration in tini, temperature controlled if needed, Aged 10 months in small, 3-5 HL, French oak barrels where Malolactic fermentation takes place. Aged an additional 20 months in botte.Slightly liquory fruit at first with a touch of fresh sawdust on the nose then turning very sweetl... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Barolo Vigneto Monvigliero 2004

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    This benchmark wine undergoes a traditional vinification and by that I mean not only that it is macerated for a full 60 days, virtually unheard off nowadays, and fermented in those open top tini, with cappello sommerso but all the work is done manually, or pedaly as the case may be! Tread by foot, an anachronism in Piemonte for sure but there is... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Burlotto G.B. Barolo Acclivi 2004

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    A blend of their three finest vineyards, Monvigliero, Neirane, and Rocche dellOlmo. 15 days maceration in tini, temperature controlled if needed, Malolactic fermentation in Stainless followed by about 30 months in botti.Intense ripe fruits greet the nose, red fruits with a slightly musky tone, pomegranate, menthol and a subtle dried fruit tone a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Burlotto Barolo 2004

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    15 days maceration in tini, temperature controlled if needed, Malolactic fermentation in Stainless followed by about 30 months in botti.Opens with a whiff of tar, which is followed by very pure fruit notes and a strong balsam edge that highlights the herbal qualities of the nose. Fine open rose notes emerge but then the aromatics draw back a bit... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Burlotto Elatis Rosato 2007

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    A Vino da Tavola blend of 55% Nebbiolo/ 35% Pelaverga/ 10% Barbera. 2.9% RSA little yeasty on the nose with notes of green watermelon, dry herbs, strawberry and a touch of sandy glass. The sugar shows up on the entry with is obviously but balanced by a touch of tannin and good supporting acidity so it adds more weight that sweetness to the soft,... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Marchesi di Barolo Maraia Barbera di Monferrato 2006

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    Silky with a mild tart cherry taste and some tannins. Something about this made me keep wanting another sip. I had it a la carte but it would be delicious wtih pasta, pizza or sharp cheese. Read More

    Wine review by HolidayGolightly


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