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...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • 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...

Subregions of Piedmont

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  • Carlo Giacosa

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

  • Bel Colle

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

  • Ettore Germano

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

  • 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...

  • Vietti

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

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • I'm with you, RCKR, but between kids running here and there and my work ... I should print my Paris and Piedmont photos for framing.&nbs Read More

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  • Had the good fortune to attend a Masters of Wine, Syrah Panel Tasting on ... ... ... Bordeaux, definitely not Piedmon Read More

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  • Regardless of the Barolo's style, you'll get more of its potential out ... year old Nebbiolo from the Piedmont. Plus if you insist on drinking 3 to 4 year old wines, how will your palate have a chance to evolve? Decanting is not the be all and end all and certainly cannot replace proper bottle age, too often being for show more than anything e... Read More

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  • Rosato di Nebbiolo Il Mimo Cantalupo 2014

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  • Portovino Barbera di Colli Tortonesi 'Fuso' 2011

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    Wine review by Hilke71


  • Rckr, you'll notice that word "epiphany" in posts.  ... ... recent note:  I went to Piedmont with Greg and some others in 2014 to learn more about the wines, esp. Barolo.  Greg (GdP) is one of the most knowledgeable people in the world on these wines and is adored and respected in the Langhe--I know, crazy Italians--so you get first class trea... Read More

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  • "Wow.  That seems pretty spendy.  I look forward to a ... a dinner of north-Piedmont wines in a couple weeks and I was thinking of bringing a Mexican Nebbiolo just to see what happened, but it wouldn't be fair. I will say though, that they seem to be OK with ZInfandel and oddly enough, even Tempranillo, if you're looking at the sub $10 level Read More

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  • Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto 2014

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    Had this to finish a late lunch at Perry's in Dallas. A first time for something like this...found it to be what I would imagine a fortified sparkling rose' might be. Floral and full of Fruit, but a stewed ripeness. Sweet, but not overly so, bubbly, but not overly so, some acidity, Loads of ripe fruit- Strawberries, Raspberries, and Cherries, bu... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Villa Jolanda Peach Moscato NV

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    Wine review by amsdws


  • Michele Chiarlo Barbera d'Asti 2012

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    Light on the nose. Red fruit on the palate with lots of acid and a almost tannin free spicy finish. Nice Barbera. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


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