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

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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...

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  • Ettore Germano

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

  • Tenuta Olim Bauda

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

  • G.B. Burlotto

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

  • Ciabot Berton

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

  • Tosti

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

  • Carlo Giacosa

    Since in Barbaresco the vine was not the Mistress of the hills, Donato Giacosa, the father of ...

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  • Cancello del Barone Barolo Riserva 2000


    Love this wine. Great color and taste. Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • Alasia Brachetto d'Acqui 2013


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    Wine review by bc9875a

  • Mauro Veglio Barbera d'Alba 2013


    Fruit and a touch of alcohol on the nose. Fruit and a balancing acididty in the mouth with a smooth unoaked finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • We're not just going to open and measure the wine, we are going to drink ... ... of Bordeaux, Rioja, and Piedmont, right?  So they are going to donate this wine, right?  Sign me up!  (However, after a few samples are tested, I think our margin of error will be bigger than the Tax and Trade's Read More

    Forum post in the topic A Wine's ABV Over Time?

  • Welcome back, indeed.Ditto what Emark said.  I'm a big fan of ... to ... to cause that.When I went to Piedmont, Cavallotto was the one place we went to that openly used rotovinifiers.  I could absolutely taste the terroir in the wines--each block (never mind vineyards, because most of their holdings are in Bricco Boschis) had its own profile. ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Purple Problem

  • Vietti Roero Arneis 2013


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    Wine review by Mr Dolce

  • So what's with this series of two-burgundies-plus-one-piedmont? Any particular reason for the combos? Read More

    Forum post in the topic 2010, 2012 Burgundy + a quick...

  • Last night we had our neighborhood friends (Debbie & Rick) over for a nice ... Barolo (Pio Cesare Winery, Piedmont region of Italy) and as a birthday gift for me, a 2012 St. Francis Zinfandel (Russian River Valley, Bacchi Vineyard) along with a skull cork screw.  We didn't drink my birthday wine, but here's how it went down as we pulled some w... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines

  • St Joe is one of the most underrated regions IMO. Crozes too actually - I have ... the north and south Rhone, Piedmont, Tuscany, parts of Spain and elsewhere may become increasingly expensive, but I don't think any of them will ever be another Burgundy, any more than any place will ever be another Bordeaux. There's no "need" for them as the co... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Did I mention that Northern...

  • Osel Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato 2011


    Interesting Italian wine made from the Ruche grape. Initially there was a touch of smoke on the nose but that dissipated into dark cherry and ripe plum. On the palate again there's nice black and red berries, a touch of black licorice, some earthiness, medium acidity and a medium finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

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