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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  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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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  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Dessilani

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

  • Bel Colle

    "BEL COLLE", or rather a modern wine producing company and a wine of quality. The company was est...

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • Burlotto G.B. Barolo Vigneto Cannubi 2010

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    Tight on the nose with fine, subtle perfumes of rose petals, white soil, leather, and sandalwood. Rich on entry, powerful and deep fine grained tannins On the palate this is so lively with deep darker raspberry and spicy cherry fruit. Today this lacks some complexity but has the grace of Cannubi with the long, thin, firm tannins of the vineyard ... Read More

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  • Burlotto Barolo Acclivi 2010

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    Smoke, Incense, olive wood, a deep black fruit extract, and black cherry fruit emerge on the nose. This is a big wine for acclivi, with deep fruit, lovely cherry skin notes and incense in the mouth, over a fine minerality, with ripe tannins. The deep fruit is both a little inky a little nutty but this remains finely balanced through the long, el... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Stefano Farina Barolo 2006

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    Slight coppery/brownish tinge to the color in the glass. Somewhat musky/smoky nose. Initial mouth sensation was a blast of tartness. However, that has calmed down in subsequent sips. Some spice but a lot of dried fruit flavorsfig, prune. A ton of tannin. Im not sure that will ever calm down in this one. US$32.99 from the Wine Club in Sant... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Vietti Nebbiolo Perbacco Langhe 2011

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    Acidic smell and taste. Heavy oak. Medium body for verital. Expect more on nose, disappointing. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899


  • Podere Rocche Dei Manzoni Barolo Vigna Cappella di Santo Stefano 2000

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    Classic expression of Nebbiolo. Nary a trace of oak in sight, but so well supplemented by tannins that cling like newborn child to mother. Barnyard funky rose fruit fun awaits. Read More

    Wine review by cma238


  • It's a voluntary tasting Fox.I went to Piedmont to taste Nebbiolo and wound up tasting scores of wines that had no Nebbiolo whatsoever in them.  Restraint is not my strong suit.There are yet others that I have wanted to add but am showing some restraint.Restraint's not exactly your strong suit either. ;-)I have long wanted to do a blind of 2007 ... Read More

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  • G Mascarello Barolo Monprivato 2009

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    Minty, geranium, tight, soil notes and huge sweet strawberry fruit come together on the nose. This is open if not terribly complex with very pretty hints of camphor. There's a lovely sweet edge to the crude, tight little tannins on the palate that persists through the delicate finish. The tannins are very ripe and fine grained here, and the fru... Read More

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  • Monferrato Casa Wallace I Rosso 2011

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    Medium bodied, bold w/ minerals, interesting and fun for summer. Nice with lite fresh foods. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Sorry to have missed it.  I'll give y'all a full rundown on the ... wine gifts website that the Piedmont of NC may have more in common with Piedmont in Italy than we do here, and it would be interesting to know if anyone was growing any nebbiolo.  Turns out that a nebbiolo was the wine of the month for their wine club members, and a couple are... Read More

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  • Francesco Rinaldi Roussot Dolcetto d'Alba 2013

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    Oddly sliced peaches are the first notes I get on the nose followed by a rather assertive floral white flower and Iris note. Air brings out some rust and rhubarb but this remains a bit coy on the nose. On entry this is notably structured, a bit medicinal and white earth toned, with austere tannins, in a strict, austere, and unrelentingly Cannubi... Read More

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