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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  • Vietti

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

  • Ettore Germano

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

  • Batasiolo

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

  • Carlo Giacosa

    Since in Barbaresco the vine was not the Mistress of the hills, Donato Giacosa, the father of ...

  • 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...

  • Tenuta Olim Bauda

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

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • Paolo Scavino Barolo Carobric 1997

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    A totally unexpected showing of this bottle. I had expected a modern, oak influenced candy shop of a Barolo but what I got was a balanced and finessed example of an 11 year old Barolo just coming to age. Color was a brilliant dark red. The nose was a mix of intense spicy fruit, herbs and leather. But then, the palette... Fresh and vibrant re... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Poderi Alasia Rive Barbera 2006

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    This is the most beautiful moscato I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. It is like drinking pure heaven. Read More

    Wine review by JayJ


  • Poderi Alasia Rive Barbera 2006

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    Wine review by JayJ


  • Campofiorin Ripasso Veronese Masi Veneto Rouge Blanc 2004

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    Wine review by SteveCym


  • Vietti Nebbiolo Barolo Lazzarito 2001

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    Wine review by SteveCym


  • We as consumers tend to get caught up in trends whether we like it or not. The ... in other regions, such as Piedmont and the Rhone.There are of course people toiling away in anonymity, producing wines that may make my heart swoon, but at the same time easily passed over in big comparative tastings. And there must be brave importers out there ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Tempranillo PTP II


  • Casalj Bianco IGT Rapitala' NV

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    Medium tannins, sweet scent, very woody, earthy. A little too syrupy for my taste. Read More

    Wine review by melissagbl


  • Fontanafredda Barbera Piemonte DOC Briccotondo 2007

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    A totally different wine from this second bottle but not bad at all. Red berries, with toasty barrel and a bit of funk that makes it interesting. Cherry cough syrup on the palette with a minerally finish. Crisp, gorgeous acidity. Great food wine and an awesome value. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Luigi Pira Barolo Marenca 2001

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    Gorgeous purity and structure. The nose has a dusty, bing cherry character that darkens to blackberries in the mouth. The longer you stay with the wine on your palate, the more it develops - cocoa and espresso notes and forest floor fruit. The tannins are refined and leave you with a lasting, bitter cherry sweetness that tingles with lingerin... Read More

    Wine review by danpetroski


  • Brovia Barolo Rocche Dei Brovia 1982

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    Fungal, musty sawdust aromas. Palate is still bright, red fruit and quite refreshing. Good, slightly rough tannins with ripening red fruit and a light licorice hint. Read More

    Wine review by mark


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