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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Ettore Germano

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

  • Coppo

    The Coppo family history intertwines with the development of the City of Canelli, which in the ea...

  • Batasiolo

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

  • 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...

  • Carlo Giacosa

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

  • G.B. Burlotto

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

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  • 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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  • 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


    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


    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


    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

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  • Barolo Pie Rupestris Cappellano Teobaldo Piedmont 2003


    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

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  • Oddero Barolo 2004


    A really lovely wine that combines some roundness and rich fruit with purity and fine balanced structure. Just lovely darker fruit that have layers of earth, smoke, tar, and soil driven spices embedded in almost flamboyant fruit. The finish is long, bright and pure. Surprisingly approachable this is one of the Value buys of the year for Barolo. ... Read More

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