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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Varietals Produced in Piedmont View all

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • 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...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • 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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  • Dessilani

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

  • Massolino

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

  • G.B. Burlotto

    Our wines are created in an ancient structure, which surrounds an interior garden. Fermentation t...

  • Batasiolo

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

  • 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...

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  • Santero Moscato & Pineapple NV

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    Wine review by Verliese Robinson


  • Here for business, but finding the time to work in some wine escapades. Last ... unlike a nice Nebbiolo from Piedmont. Rose petals, spice, and wild, but reticent dark red fruits. The palate confirms that this is on the more elegant side, light to medium in body and tannin, though it has plenty of acidic freshness and wiry, (drying) tannins, ma... Read More

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  • Boasso Barolo Gabutti 1997

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    Wine review by smuratore


  • Renato Ratti Nebbiolo Ochetti 2012

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    slight twang/funk, boozy Read More

    Wine review by fourthfromleft


  • Welcome Becky, good to have some new "blood" here.Dry wines with ... ... burgundy, and nebbiolo from Piedmont. However, if I had to pick a third (still talking dinner wines here) it might be off dry or even sweet German Riesling.I also mean to explore more hungarian wines. My wife is hungarian afterall, and I've traveled there with her. Lovely... Read More

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  • Barolo DOCG 2005

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    Wine review by Christian Altmann


  • Peach Sparkletini by Verdi

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    Verdi Peach Sparkletini Italian Spumante - Sparkletini is an elegant, all-natural beverage made in Italy by the renowned Bosca family. Sparkletini is a delightfully sparkling Spumante with a light, refreshing taste that's perfect whenever you feel like enjoying a fun, sophisticated drink. Serve chilled to enjoy its balanced, clean taste. -winema... Read More

    Wine review by RDDEES


  • Moscato d'Asti Exclusively for Chateau Élan 2014

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    Very light, not too sweet, lightly bubbly Read More

    Wine review by khines1267


  • Fratelli Levis Piemonte Barbera 2013

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    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Elmo Pio Sweet Red 2011

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    Wine review by Shai003


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