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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  • 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...

  • 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 ...

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  • Massolino

    Established in 1896 by Giovanni Massolino, the winery has been dedicated to the production of gre...

  • Dessilani

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

  • Ettore Germano

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

  • Bel Colle

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

  • 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...

  • Vietti

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

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • I was tempted to come down but really couldn't get away--we have way too ... I am invited.  Maybe a Piedmont and Spain weekend? I generally have a hard time with the idea of Barbera that costs more than $20-ish, but the G. Conterno and the Cogno pre-phylloxera were the absolute standouts of my trip last year for that grape.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Tasting with GregT: Vega,...

  • James - there was no dry version until very recently, well after the fall of ... as anything in Burgundy or Piedmont and they've been learning to use that to their advantage. Many of them are making dry wines now. There are some who think that only a single varietal dry wine can express terroir. They're wrong but they should be happy with the ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...

  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2006


    Produttori del Barbaresco Aroma of flowers and cherry. On the palate sour cherry and plum along with some earthiness tones. tannins are still there, especially on the back of the palate. An exquisite medium to long finish. Decant this wine for at least 1/2 hour. Read More

    Wine review by zinfandel1

  • Cordero Barlo DOCG 2010


    A Naked Wines selection and a nice one at that. Opens with notes of mint and licorice, a bit more and it is lavender vanilla milk chocolate fudge, then a bit of roasted cherry and ripe grape. Well rounded and full in the mouth, nicely balanced Tannins and Acidity with a long and supple finish of oak and cedar. Seems a bit young still and would h... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Roberto Voerzio Barolo la Serra 2004


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    Wine review by pablopapovitch

  • Expanding the thread title to include the main guts of Piedmont.Drinking young again today, but I have over a case left, so can afford to.Shows a compressed but bright nose of sour (red) cherry and cranberry with just a hint of oak shavings. Elegant, medium viscosity on the attack, with good medium to medium plus freshness. The sour cherry, cran... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Barolo & Barbaresco

  • Prepping this for tonight...having some neighbors over, some of which who love ... this wine from his trip to Piedmont last year, so this is also a bat signal for Foxall.I don't think I'll double decant this one...maybe pour off a couple ounces and let it sit open all day. &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic 2011 Barbaresco

  • Voület Monferrato Antichi Giochi Piemontesi 2007


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    Wine review by CamilleSweeney

  • Gavi 2013


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    Wine review by KirillK

  • Flash sales are one way to buy stuff cheaply, if you know what you're ... ... Bordeaux and Burgundy and Piedmont and Tuscany) are cheaper when they're from the '80s and '90s than since the middle of last decade when bubblicious craziness ensued. And someone's stored them for you until they're in their prime drinking windows--just know where an... Read More

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