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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  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

Subregions of Piedmont

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  • Ettore Germano

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

  • Batasiolo

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

  • Tosti

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

  • Ciabot Berton

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

  • Carlo Giacosa

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

  • Massolino

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

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • Boasso Barolo Gabutti 1997

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    Wine review by amina316


  • Palladino Barolo Ber 78 1978

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    Wine review by amina316


  • 2012 Sonoma vintage 2012 Best Zinfandel &  Pinot Noir, also ... S. Italy, Available Now.2010 Piedmont's Best, secure Barolo and Barbaresco now. North Tuscany also a must. Available soon.  worth the wai Read More

    Forum post in the topic Notes. 2010 and 2012 Now and...


  • Vietti Cascinetti Vietti Moscato d'Asti 2013

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    Very sweet. Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Damilano Lecinquevigne Barolo 2009

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    Another wonderful one. Pale Brown Ruby in the glass, almost like a Tawny Port. Bright Cherry/Strawberry that gathers depth and becomes a deep jam taste. Dry Slate, Cocoa Mint taste, a bit of Cinnamon Leather, and a strange, but wonderful cocoa/citrus. Seems to me that this one is just beginning to age. Quite Something Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Canella Bellini Wine Cocktail di Venezia NV

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    Wine review by natysant


  • Elvio Cogno Barbaresco Bordini 2011

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    Small red fruits, sandalwood, and hints of cinnamon, mushroom, and leather appear on the nose along with a hint of peach. fairly tannic in the mouth and medium bodied, quite woodsy, savory, and a little tough in the mouth with menthol and strawberry flavors. Tannic and tough on the finish, with dry tannins that are not that well integrated. S... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • OT, I was in the store near me recently and saw that "Wine for ... because they get the Piedmont crowd and the less well off.  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Guido Porro Barolo Vigna Lazzairasco 2005

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    Aromatically this is on tonight, huge roses, tar, some minty herbs, medicinal base notes and a sweet edge of carob all come together nicely. In the mouth this starts out a bit closed, but surprisingly elegant already. the tannins build with air as does the fruit, though for the most part this is built on a cleansing astringency and wonderful med... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Badarina' Barolo DOCG 2006

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    Very nice but not overwhelming Barolo. Plenty of dark blue and black fruit, somewhat big and grainy tannins and medium crisp acidity. However, this seems a bit shallow and not as layered or complex as most decent Barolo. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


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