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...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • 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...

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  • G.B. Burlotto

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

  • Tosti

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

  • 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...

  • Ettore Germano

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

  • Dessilani

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

  • Batasiolo

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

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  • Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino 1958


    02/2003 whoa, what a powerful nose, gun powder bouillon, stunning candied cherry fruit, balsamic note, a bit of caper, caraway, espresso, warm asphalt, leather, blood, saltair - like a punch in the mouth, an iron fist in a velvet boxing glove, vibrant rich and youthful, this wine is brimming with fruit, raspberries, strawberries, and blood orang... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva Monfortino 1955


    explosive nose, volatile, camphor, dried rosehips, earthy, old woody, amaretti, very high toned and penetrating, notes of espresso, brown spice and burnt sugar-soft, sweet old wine entry, lovely wine unwinding like a spring, strawberry liquory fruit is still vibrant, if a bit rough around the edges, with notes of earth and chalk leading to a bit... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Giorgio Scarzello E Figli Barolo Vigna Merenda 2004


    Barolo Vigna Merenda 2004 95pts35 day maceration then 2 months in stainless followed by a few months in small wood to precipitate then into large wood for 30 months. Vigna Merenda is within SarmassaIntensely aromatic, slightly chinato, drying grass, sweet warm cherry juice, deep almost profound depth of soil, herbs, mineral tones, lightly smoky... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Barolo Scarzello Italy 2004


    Barolo 2004 90pts28-30 day macerationSoil, tea and roast wild herbs greet the nose with oily, woody herb stems, rosemary, bay leaf, and floral note giving a chinato tone to the nose, more roots, beet and parsley, not fruit driven but very complex 2+Lovely texture in the mouth, open an almost delicate with medium light weight, very ripe tannins ... Read More

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  • Il Falchetto Brachetto d'Acqui 2006


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  • Pio Cesare Nebbiolo Barolo 1985


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  • Ruffino Cabreo Il Borgo Red Blend 1983


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  • Bric Cenciurio Barolo Costa di Rose 2004


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  • Cascina Ballarin Barolo I Tre Ciabot 1998


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  • Brovia Barolo Rocche Dei Brovia 1998


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