Piemonte Wine

From Asti Spumante to Barolo, the wines of Piedmont are among Italy’s most prolific and best rated. The region’s pedigree is apparent in its 58 DOC and DOCG zones, and although it is only the sixth largest producer in terms of volume, it has the highest percentage of classified wines in all of Italy. No IGT wine area is identified. Piedmont's gently sloping Langhe hills at the foot of the Alps have been rated among the best in the world for red wine production. This westerly region that borders with Switzerland and France is influenced by the Alps and Apennines (the name Piedmont means "foot of the mountain") and its seasons are very distinctive. Hot, dry summers, cold winters, and temperate springs and autumns are common with occasional fog during harvest time. There is a concentration of vineyards around Alba, by the Tanaro river, and others are located in the hills of Langhe and Monferrato in the south east. Some fine wines are produced in the North at the foot Read more »

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Transplanted from Napa to PIemonte Italy... I blog for a passion about food, wine, and Italian culture. For now just discovering Piemonte one step (sip) at a time with big dreams to do wine tours in Italy. Hopefully I can help with any travel/wine ?'s!

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Varietals Produced in Piemonte View all

  • Cortese

    Cortese is a minor grape grown in the Piedmont region of Italy, used to make that region’s dry white wine known as ‘G...

  • 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...

  • 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 Piemonte

  • Barbaresco

      Barbaresco is one of the noble wines of Piedmont, in northwest Italy. It has a history dat...

  • Barolo

    Barolo, a.k.a. “The king of wines, the wine of kings” is perhaps the most prestigious wine prod...

  • Gattinara

      Gattinara is a red wine produced in the northwestern Piedmont region of Italy. Like the ot...

  • Roero

    Roero is a wine region within the Cuneo province of Piedmont, Italy. It surrounds the district ...

  • Ruchè Di Castagnole Monferrato

    Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato is one of Piedmont's newer DOCG titles, introduced during the ex...

  • Asti

      Asti is a city and subregion of Piedmont, in the northwest of Italy. The famous sparkling ...

  • Barbera Del Monferrato

  • Canavese

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  • Renato Ratti

    Half way up the hill overlooking the main Barolo valley, along the first spurs of the neatly alig...

  • Terre da Vino

    The many guests who arrive at our winery every day cannot help but notice that they are literally...

  • Giordano

    The Family Business: Our History The Giordano family has been producing wine in Valle Talloria...

  • Paolo Manzone

    Luisella e Gian Paolo are the landly and the landlord who will be glad to receive you to spend a ...

  • Castello del Poggio

      Castello del Poggio is just that - a castle. With a history dating back to medieval tim...

  • G.D. Vajra

    Vergne, the highest village in the Commune of Barolo, with vineyards planted to nebbiolo at heigh...

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Piemonte on Snooth

  • Pronounced "Laa-ong-he" or Lawn-ghee. Lawn-gee. not Lane-G, Thanks Piedmonte,

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  • This is a drive-by, so sorry for the lack of detail. Interesting afternoon ... ... ... chards (Alto Adige plus Piemonte) against a couple of Chablis. 100% vote for the Chablis, though one of the Piemonte chards was quite good. The sparkler was surprisingly good, and is better than about, for example, 90% of the Cava I've ha Read More

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  • I enjoyed a glass of this Nebbiolo from Langhe, Piemonte in Italy last night with pizza at a little restaurant in Washington DC.  Afterwards we walked over to the Sidney Harmon Hall to attend a ballet performance by the Washington Ballet and boy was it impressive. Read More

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  • Rocca Felice Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2015

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    Nice Barbera but there are better ones at this price point. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Cambria Chardonnay Bench Break 2014

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    grassy, herby, yet light Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Cantina Clavesana Dogliani Il Clou 2015

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    inky on nose; dweet berries with a bit of peppery spice Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d'Alba 2014

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    Had this the other day with some Lobster Bisque. Garnet red color with a bit of Brown. Some under-ripe red fruit, Herbs and flowers - earthy - minerals, and a bit of must. Rusty Stevedore???Smooth but Dry and tannic. Not familiar enough with Dolcettos, but after this one, will seek more out. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Vallana Boca 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by pfromson


  • Renato Ratti Barolo Marcenasco 2012

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    with some dark fruits and liqorice, and sweet as well Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • If I were within reach of NYC on that date I would *definitely* be ... Bera, Bera & Figli, Piemonte; Arianna Occhipinti, Sicilia; Elena Pantaleoni, La Stoppa, Emilia-Romagna; Francesca Padovani, Campi di Fonterenza, Montalcino; Sasa Radikon, Friuli.Please purchase tickets from the items and time slots below, choosing Store Pickup as delivery me... Read More

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  • Fontanafredda Mirafiore Barolo 2012

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    Light cherry, moist earth and a hint of mushroom on the nose, lightly floral with notes of clay. Tart, cranberry and red currant fruit with a hint of baking spice, plenty of drying tannins and a smoky tar towards the finish that tails off nicely leaving an earthy, chewy, oaky memory. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Barolo is my favorite.......but what a price range?

    Comment by 943412wahoomurf 943412 wahoomurf


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