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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  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

Subregions of Piedmont

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  • Dessilani

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

  • Tosti

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

  • 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...

  • Massolino

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

  • Tenuta Olim Bauda

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

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Piedmont on Snooth

  • Hello All,My name is Miriam Elizabeth Leino Eldridge.Before my retirement I ... ... annually to Italy's Piedmont region, where the company was headquartered. Naturally, I fell in love with the cuisine and the wines, and found the people very congenial. Truly one of the high points of my life! I paraphrase Elizabeth Barrett Browning: "After I ... Read More

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  • Hey, Burgundy isn't really that far away! The guy was fairly specific ... ... offerings as much as Piedmont and Veneto.The poster admitted not knowing much about Italian wine and perhaps his friend wouldn't know a Brunello from a Barolo.  I gave two good examples of Northern Italian wine that can be put away for years.  They might hate Amaron... Read More

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  • Toddo,When I think Northern Italy, I think Veneto and that means Amarone.  However, Piedmont is also North and Barolo is another good one for cellaring.  Where are you in the US?  Are there some good wine shops near you?  If so, go see what their stock of Amarone and/or Barolo is and what years they are.  Some vintages are better than others.  2... Read More

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  • I've actually started looking at points again, esp Parker for some ... ... actually speak to anyone in Piedmont, you might have a different opinion, but they don't say too much for attribution.  Frankly, I can't tell what he likes in Piedmont, since he rates the who-can-tell-it's-Barolo modernists the same as the traditionalists and almost nev... Read More

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  • Santero Moscato & Pineapple NV

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    Wine review by Verliese Robinson


  • Here for business, but finding the time to work in some wine escapades. Last ... unlike a nice Nebbiolo from Piedmont. Rose petals, spice, and wild, but reticent dark red fruits. The palate confirms that this is on the more elegant side, light to medium in body and tannin, though it has plenty of acidic freshness and wiry, (drying) tannins, ma... Read More

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  • Boasso Barolo Gabutti 1997

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    Wine review by smuratore


  • Renato Ratti Nebbiolo Ochetti 2012

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    Wine review by fourthfromleft


  • Welcome Becky, good to have some new "blood" here.Dry wines with ... ... burgundy, and nebbiolo from Piedmont. However, if I had to pick a third (still talking dinner wines here) it might be off dry or even sweet German Riesling.I also mean to explore more hungarian wines. My wife is hungarian afterall, and I've traveled there with her. Lovely... Read More

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  • Barolo DOCG 2005

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    Wine review by Christian Altmann


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