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

  • 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...

  • 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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  • Batasiolo

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

  • G.B. Burlotto

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

  • Vietti

    Since 1974 certain Vietti wines have been dressed with specially-designed original works (lithogr...

  • Ettore Germano

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

  • 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...

  • Dessilani

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

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • Vietti Nebbiolo Falletto 2010

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    Vietti Nebbiolo was a baby, baby feisty young and exciting Barolo cousin.. Mille Gratis Vietti. Decanted and enjoyed. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Martini Rossi Moscato d'Asti 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by Kait7557


  • Damilano Barolo 2009

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    1/2 bottle decanted. Large Burgundy Glasses, The Damilano Barolo 2009 performed for novices. Strawberry was found early. All back. Wait. wait for it on the back. Proper Barolo. Well done Damilano. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Villa Rosa Barolo 2009

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    This wine did what I needed her to do.. I explained the complexity of Nebbiolo and the depth of this single varietal. They Enjoyed. 100% Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Bruno Giacosa Barolo le Rocche del Falletto Riserva 2000

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    Thank you Mr .Fiertag for providing this Magnum. -The Bruno Giacosa Barolo le Rocche del Falletto Riserva (2000) did display DRC qualities on all scores. It was amazing as promised. and my first 100 point Barolo. Giacosa to boot. Viva Giacosa Wines. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Pertinace Barolo 2008

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    Wine review by winesmoker


  • Fontanafredda Barolo di Serralunga d'Alba DOCG 2007

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    Light passes through the pretty color in the glass. Fairly intense nose--woody and mushroom aromas. Medium bodied in the mouth. Some fruit flavors, but not overwhelming. Significant acid and tannin which suggest that this one has a way to go, but there does not seem to be much to develop, here. US$28.99 at Costco in 2012. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Azelia Dolcetto d'Alba Bricco Dell'Orilo 2007

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    I bought four bottles of this wine from the website ... from the dolcetto grape in Piedmont north-west Italy,and Bricco Dell'Orilo is the name of the vineyard.I started the first bottle last night to accompany my supper of home-made pasta bake.I enjoyed the wine.The tannins are fairly soft and there is plenty of dark cherry,blueberry and liquor... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Basically, I'm moving half of my CA wines out...what used to make up 50+% ... ... and left bank dominated.Piedmont: 5-10%Rhone: 5-10%Loire: 5%Germany: 5%Tuscany: 5%The rest...Oregon/Washington, Hungary, Spain, Bandol, etc.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic How has your cellar changed?


  • Giuseppe Rinaldi Barolo Riserva la Brunata 1989

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    OK, who brought the 99 by mistake? Seriously this could easily pass for a wine ten years its junior. Reticent on the nose with faint hints of black fruit, a touch of spice and some fine leather accents. The palate is equally closed for business reealing those same hints of black fruit along with licorice accents. While lacking flavor intensity ... Read More

    Wine review by 89065Gregory Dal Piaz 89065 Gregory Dal Piaz


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