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...

  • 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...

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  • G.B. Burlotto

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

  • Batasiolo

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

  • Tosti

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

  • Dessilani

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

  • Vietti

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

  • 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

  • Villadoria Barolo 2005

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    Wine review by JESSY82


  • Villadoria Barolo 2004

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    Wine review by JESSY82


  • Villadoria Nebbiolo Barolo NV

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    Wine review by JESSY82


  • Villadoria Nebbiolo Barolo 1999

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    Wine review by JESSY82


  • Cascina Ballarin Barolo I Tre Ciabot 2000

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    Wine review by wcnardone


  • It was great to see so many of you turn out for the great tasting we had this ... from the northern reaches of Piedmont. Ferrando is the star of the zone and while this white label bottling is his entry-level wine I prefer it to the more expensive, as well as more heavily oaked and extracted black label. This had lovely floral tones, crisp red... Read More

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  • Oddero Barolo 1967

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    At the end of it's life and exhibiting notes of dried onion, bouillion cube, sandlewood and seaweed on the nose. Lacking flesh in the mouth and complete tertiary with admirable complexity but a bony mouthfeel this would be fine with pasta, butter and truffles but is becoming challenging to drink Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Francesco Rinaldi & Figli Barolo 1970

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    Resolved and beautifully pure with ripe red fruits, orange rind, and dried floral tones. In the mouth the bit of tannin that remained added some volume and balance though the acidity remains very assertive here. About as good as this could be, delicious if a touch simple. Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Brovia Barolo Rocche Dei Brovia 1982

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    Again from magnum. This bottle showed a bit more fruit but retains that piercingly lovely note of fresh picked porcini, forest floor, and church incense. This is a taut, structurally youthful wine and even after being opened, double decanted, and poured for 6 hours the wine had yet to hit is' peak. The fruit had gained with every passing hour bu... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Barolo Pie Rupestris Cappellano Teobaldo Piedmont 2003

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    The nose here was so pure liquory raspberry fruit. In the mouth this was powerful and rich but still with a refreshing elegance. The tannins are a bit tough but balanced by very ripe fruit and fine acid. One of the best 2003's but one that will require 10-12 years in the cellar to be at it's best. Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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