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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Varietals Produced in Piedmont View all

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

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  • Massolino

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

  • Dessilani

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

  • Ettore Germano

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

  • Bel Colle

    "BEL COLLE", or rather a modern wine producing company and a wine of quality. The company was est...

  • 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...

  • Vietti

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

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • Josetta Saffirio Barolo 2000


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    Wine review by shilocat

  • Josetta Saffirio Barolo 2002


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    Wine review by shilocat

  • Villadoria Barolo 2005


    Dry, somewhat austere. A bit lighter than you'd expect from a Barbaresco. Not a top Barbaresco but a good value; a good second bottle, definitely to be paired with food. Read More

    Wine review by graubart

  • A question for Greg:Ive heard you say that you think 85 and 04 have some commonalities.What other vintages resemble one another?Happy Holidays. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Vintages in Piedmont that... by 3399097mjr 33990 97mjr

  • Cavallotto Nebbiolo Barolo Bricco Boschis 1999


    5 out of 5 - first time ive given that this year i think. An incredible wine, and certainly the only Italian wine ive ever given top marks to. This is a Barolo, for sure, but it tones down a lot of the jarring secondary aromas many Barolos have (tar, truffles, barnyeard, violets), and while they are still there, its much more in balance, with no... Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Pio Cesare Nebbiolo Barolo 2002


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    Wine review by Chris20

  • Bartenura Malvasia NV


    Delicious. Read More

    Wine review by trbutche

  • Cavalier Bartolomeo Barolo Vigneti Solanotto Altinasso 2003


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    Wine review by oceank8

  • Alfredo Giovanni Roagna IV & Opera Prima NV


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    Wine review by paolovietnam

  • To kick off the "Year of Living Piedmont" proper, I NEED TO FIND a kickin' Barolo or Barbaresco.I have some options to sift through from work, and am damn tempted to lean in the direction of the inspiration for the titling of this year (see: Azelia)... but I need opinions. I have a buddy at The Italian Wine Merchants (near 14th St, Union Squar... Read More

    Forum post in the topic The Hunt for Barolo begins...

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