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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  • 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...

  • Vietti

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

  • Bel Colle

    "BEL COLLE", or rather a modern wine producing company and a wine of quality. The company was est...

  • Tosti

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

  • Coppo

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

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • Eraldo Viberti Barolo 2001

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    Riferito all'annata 2004: meraviglioso.Complimenti, Eraldo, ottimo lavoro.. Read More

    Wine review by vguardamagna


  • Azienda Agricola Matteo Correggia Vino da Tavola Anthos 2007

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    Normally made into a fragrantly fizzy summer sweet, Brachetto d'Acqui, is said to be once famed by Italy's masked dramatists. Matteo Correggia takes a different approach here by making a dry red table wine from the grape. This wine has one of the most interesting and unforgetable noses. Very seductive, it held on to its dessert wine headiness wi... Read More

    Wine review by warnersj


  • Fontanafredda Barbera Piemonte DOC Briccotondo 2007

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    Wine review by ctrueman


  • Now that its officially the holidays, the party invitations are starting to ... ... Both wines are from the Piedmont region and have effervescence or small bubbles to them.  I love these wines.  Theyre light, crisp and refreshing.  They tend to taste more of fruit than of syrupy sugar, which can be nice after a big dinner.There are many other... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What's for dessert?


  • Barolo Scarzello Italy 2001

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    Wine review by oceank8


  • Braida Brachetto d'Acqui 2007

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    This is a fun and different dessert wine - a sweet, fizzy red. We served it with an after-dinner cheese course and it was a huge hit, the perfect counterpoint to the more earthy and challenging cheeses.(On another occasion with a sweet dessert it was too much.) Read More

    Wine review by scooter12


  • Gaja Nebbiolo Barolo Sperss 1985

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    After 15 years of enjoying many types of wine, this was the FIRST time I ever "got it".... Why people would pay so much for a stupid bottle of wine. This was like nothing I've ever tasted. Literally, 30-45 seconds of constantly changing flavors that start on the tip of your tongue, and roll toward the rear. Oh my... I was left wanting more.... Read More

    Wine review by MasterBevo


  • Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia Soprana 1994

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    Oak, tobacco, prune, raisin,balance, finish Read More

    Wine review by keangary


  • Rocche Costamagna Barolo 2004

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    A selection of 35 year old vines, massale selection, cluster trimmed before harvest, with a later harvest, 7-10 days, 7,000 bottles produced, 8 day maceration, 2 years in Slavonian oak botteBette freshness on the nose, more calcium driven mineral tones, a touch of confiture to the wild strawberry/strawberry seed fruit, very aromatic, some dried ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Rocche Costamagna Barolo 2004

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    23,000 bottles, 7-8 day maceration, 2 years in Slavonian oak botteNice intensity on the nose with some dried fruits and rose petals but pretty shy 2Feels right in the mouth, good acids, ripe tannins, slightly angular, Medium-medium full body and building tannins 2+Slightly liquory wild berry fruits, a touch of clay driven earthiness, a savory ed... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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