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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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...

  • Batasiolo

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

  • 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...

  • Massolino

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

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • Welcome Ellen, nice first post (a big rarity around here at Snooth).I've ... of Italy and Spain (Chianti, Piedmont/Barolo or Barbaresco, or traditional Rioja for example) tend to be squarely on the savory side. Some of the wines may be very expensive such as a Gaja single vineyard Barbaresco, retails around $300. Saw one in a friend's cellar r... Read More

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  • Moscapesca Moscato With Peach

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  • Vietti Nebbiolo Perbacco Langhe 2012

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  • A couple of ways to look at this pre-Christmas offer:1) why spend any money on ... from a favorite cellar in Piedmont. Having sampled many bottles from the same collection, we have no concerns about reminding you regarding our guarantee of each bottle.The classic line is that Barbaresco is easier drinking - and earlier drinking - than Barolo. ... Read More

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  • JD, you got it!  And, yes, normally, Damilano is a mid-packer with that ... since you were interested in Piedmont but I didn't want to give something that wouldn't be drunk for two decades, realized 2011 is the vintage.  All the Brunate, none of the waiting.  Turns out they own some of the best parts of the cru.  And your local place had it in... Read More

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  • Gaja Dagromis Barolo 2012

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    Wine review by calywa


  • La Loggia Barolo 2007

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    In the glass quite a fair amount of light passes through the winea muted, almost brown-tinged color. Phenolic nose. Lots of fruit on entryred raspberry, plum, cherrywith an herbal hintalmost minty. Surprisingly, light-bodied. Super tannic. Acid tartness makes me want to take another swallow. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Cantina di Santadi Shardana Valli di Porto Pino IGT Italy Sardinia Valli di Porto Pino Red 2007

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    Lovely little number that I had at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse. On the wine list for $75 so minimal markup and considering that, a bargain. Black Fruit/Cherry, Dried Fruits and Raisin that fades after a bit, Spices, Cocoa, Tobacco & Leather,and Licorice. Medium high Tannins, but a smooth mouthful. Quite a food friendly wine. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Seven Daughters Winery Moscato 2014

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    Wine review by ke6lbm


  • Mauro Veglio Barbera d'Alba 2014

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    Strange wine. Moldy nose. (May be corked.) Very unusual mouthfeelseems weighty. Very dulled flavor of dried fruit. Then, some saltiness. (?) Lots of tart acidity like I might expect from a Chianti, but more a fuller body than a Chianti. It will be easy to pass up on this wine the next time I see it on a store shelf. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


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