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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Ciabot Berton

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

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  • 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

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • 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

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • 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

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Massolino Barolo Classico D O C G 2004


    Dark and a bit extracted with rich fruit but very powerful and dry tannins. A bit of wood muddies the middle here but the style is one that is very popular. Very black fruited and with top notes of wood spice. A solid effort. Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Brovia Barolo 2004


    Classic Brovia with a restrained subtlety and great focus on the decidedly dark, tarry, anise tinged fruits. Very civilized and finely focused with good balance and drinking well though with 2 decades positive development ahead. Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Boroli Barolo 2003


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    Wine review by oceank8

  • Brovia Barolo Rocche Dei Brovia 1982


    Mature with lots of secondary and tertiary aromatics: notes of dank concrete, ripe fungals and mold. Very acidic still with a medium length finish. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Barolo Pie Rupestris Cappellano Teobaldo Piedmont 2003


    Very dry, acidic Barolo.Tasted at the Snooth / Chambers Street Wines Magnificent Barolo Tasting Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • Oddero Barolo 2004


    Drier than the Massolino, this is another meaty Barolo full of earth and plum notes.Tasted at the Snooth / Chambers Street Wines Magnificent Barolo Tasting Read More

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