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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

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  • Tosti

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

  • Batasiolo

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

  • 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...

  • Ettore Germano

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

  • G.B. Burlotto

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

  • 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

  • Filadora Nebrose 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • The Veritas is a fake.  The label on the back says "Beverly ... ... time--saw tons of this in Piedmont--because the labels could be scuffed unless it was crated up, which takes more space.  They put it in big wire containers, then label it when it's going to go to market.  They can label it as needed, so it wouldn't be a big deal to have diffe... Read More

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  • Having lived there for nearly a year I can say Walla Walla gets plenty cold in ... summers are hotter than the Piedmont. As you say, it all depends on the winemaker (and grape grower). Thanks for the examples.Perhaps I was asking in Fox's stead.  ; Read More

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  • Another nice gift Fox, may be my new favorite for myself but I like the Betz ... the other friend who went to Piedmont around the same time you did, also coming back raving about Fenocchio. He also happens to be a big fan of Burlotto's Monvigliero, as is GdP of course. Anyhow, I have you two to thank for Fenocchio, as if it was just one of you... Read More

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  • Some 2013 Burgundy...'14 Beaujolais, and '11 Piedmont!2013 Cristophe Roumier Chambolle Musigny2013 Mugneret Gibourg Vosne Romanee2013 Fourrier Gevery Chambertin V.V.2013 Hudelot Noellat Vosne Romanee 1er Suchots2014 Lapierre Beajolais Morgon2014 Lapierre Morgon Cuvee Marcel2014 I forgot, but supposed to be good! 2011 Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo, Vi... Read More

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  • Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco Conca Barolo 2009

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    Had it at Lu Nello's. Delicious!!! Read More

    Wine review by Lsavi


  • And northern California secessionists have repeatedly wanted to have Santa ... ... ... Amarone and maybe even Piedmont nebbiolo, as Greg also seems to feel. But then a special bottle of Barolo as discussed here might just offer up that moment of epiphany to the recipient that I had with my first bottle or two of decent Barolo (interestingly e... Read More

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  • Then, if you want to break the budget, there's always the 1996 Quinterelli ... ... bottles of wine from the Piedmont, amongst other areas. They'll ship to LA, no problem.You should also try some good sangiovese (Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti Riserva, etc.) and blends with sangiovese and merlot or cabernet sauvignon ('Super Tuscans') from the... Read More

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  • Hello All,My name is Miriam Elizabeth Leino Eldridge.Before my retirement I ... ... annually to Italy's Piedmont region, where the company was headquartered. Naturally, I fell in love with the cuisine and the wines, and found the people very congenial. Truly one of the high points of my life! I paraphrase Elizabeth Barrett Browning: "After I ... Read More

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  • Hey, Burgundy isn't really that far away! The guy was fairly specific ... ... offerings as much as Piedmont and Veneto.The poster admitted not knowing much about Italian wine and perhaps his friend wouldn't know a Brunello from a Barolo.  I gave two good examples of Northern Italian wine that can be put away for years.  They might hate Amaron... Read More

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