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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Tosti

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

  • Batasiolo

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

  • 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...

  • Ciabot Berton

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

  • G.B. Burlotto

    Our wines are created in an ancient structure, which surrounds an interior garden. Fermentation t...

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • Cordero di Montezemolo Barolo Vigna Enrico VI 2004

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    2.75 starsAppearance: medium- ruby with slight brown coreNose: aromas of red currant, red cherryPalate: dry; light tannins, aromas of dried cherry, cranberry -- on the thin side Read More

    Wine review by lglover


  • Vietti Barolo Lazzarito 2004

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    3.5 starsAppearance: medium+ ruby coreNose: prounounced intensity aromas of violet, cherry, eucalyptusPalate: medium+ acidity, medium+ tannins, flavors of sour cherry, violets, red grapefruit on the finish Read More

    Wine review by lglover


  • Vigna Rionda Massolino Barolo Parafada 2004

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    3.25 starsAppearance: medium ruby with slight brick coreNose: medium intensity ... to be drank with a hearty Piedmontese or Tuscany style meal. The ruby grapefruit finish was strange at first but helped the wine have a palate cleaning finish that was quite nic Read More

    Wine review by lglover


  • Fontanafredda Barolo 2004

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    Appearance: medium ruby with brickish hue coreNose: Medium intensity of floral (violets), light tarPalate: Medium- tannins, light body, medium+ length, flavors of black tea, floral, red cherry; with a enjoyable and smooth finish. Read More

    Wine review by lglover


  • 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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    No written review

    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

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