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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Tenuta Olim Bauda

    When an activity like wine making – poetical and practical at the same time – is passed down from...

  • Dessilani

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

  • Ciabot Berton

    From the Cantina Ciabot Berton sited in La Morra, the enchanting landscape of the Langhe area st...

  • Batasiolo

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

  • Massolino

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

  • 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

  • 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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    Wonderful Read More

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  • 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


  • Pretty good price allowing a bigger plunge--get this Gattinara while the ... ... ... Coste della Sesia DOC Piedmont, Italy 2012 Many of you are familiar with Nebbiolo’s uncanny ability to capture finessed perfume, freshness and grip unlike any other varietal. Although the most famous and expensive examples of Nebbiolo are from Barolo and Barb... Read More

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  • 1 x 2013 Togni Cabernet Magnum (Impulse buy)1 x 2013 Tempier La Tourtine1 x ... in Dolgiani, a sub-region of Piedmont where Dolcetto is the star, not content to play backup to Nebbiolo or Barbera. All of the best sites in the area are planted to Dolcetto, producing wines that are deep, concentrated and complex. Abbona uses micro-oxygenation, o... Read More

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  • I've seen the Cavallotto label over the years appearing plenty on-line, ... friend of mine who gets to Piedmont often really loves the wines, and I seem to think Cavallotto is getting more traction in the US in recent years. So time to see if I like the wines enough to invest before the demand really bumps up?So here's the 2011 Cavollotto Bric... Read More

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