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

  • 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...

  • 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...

Subregions of Piedmont

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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...

  • Bel Colle

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

  • Batasiolo

    Almost a crypt, where the ancient alchemy of transforming must into fine wines is celebrated. Th...

  • Ettore Germano

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

  • Tosti

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

  • Vietti

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

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • Ceretto Barolo Prapo 2001


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    Wine review by Gustaff

  • Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto d'Acqui 2007


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    Wine review by ceschberger

  • Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto d'Acqui 2007


    Berry fruit and floral hints were present in this sparkling wine. This wine was very sweet, a little too sweet for my taste. Probably best suited as a dessert wine. Read More

    Wine review by ttutony

  • I'm sure this is the fifteenth time this has been posted, but I'm looking for a ... for a good vintage guide to Piedmont (other than Parker) somewhere online.And, secondarily, wouldn't such a thing be a great addition to Snooth's roster of wicked-cool wine tools, especially since we seem to have a great stable of Nebbiolo lovers in the ranks he... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Piedmont (& other Italian)...

  • Marziano Abbona Barolo 2001


    $60. Lovely representative of Barolo - big, deep, complex notes and classic finish. :) Read More

    Wine review by drake42

  • Barolo DOCG Serralunga d'Alba Az. Agr. Giovanni Rosso 2004


    Bought one bottle $42 Zachy's 1/1/09. Rec. cellaring until 2014. Read More

    Wine review by drake42

  • Cavallotto Barolo Riserva Vigna San Giuseppe Bricco Boschis 1999


    What a nose on this. Layered with dried floral tones, orange rind, minerals, black spices, a touch of tar and nuanced green anise seed and herb round out a remarkably still open nose. Powerful int he mouth with a luxurious richness. Perfectly balanced plush fruit draped over ripe tannins with perfectly integrated mouth watering acidity. This tig... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Podere Rocche Dei Manzoni Barolo Vigna Cappella di Santo Stefano 1996


    Buttery and lightly oaky on the nose which still reveals a core of wity fruit with classic red berry and tar notes. There is an initial wood flooring note that is off putting in the mouth and leads to a drying finish but the mid-palate reveals solid roasted blackberry and olive fruit. Tough to assess at this age but not without promise. 2014-202... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Oddero Barolo 1978


    Another fine bottle yet this one was a touch leaner than the last. Still full of animal funk on the nose though the herbal quality was a bit more pronounced with an almost green coffee bean edge. In the mouth the wines dances across the palate with it's wonderful structural integration. There is plenty of sour cherry fruit and a decidedly tertia... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Ceretto Barolo Brunate 1982


    An intense nose of smoky tobacco, herbs, and chocolate gains more herbal intensity in the glass. In the mouth there is a fine chewy texture to this rich, round mouthfeel but there is a touch of wood tannint that still needs to be resolved. The dark cherry and earthy fruit is big and intense with great length but it still is a touch chunky and ;a... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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