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

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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

Popular Wineries in Piemonte View all

  • Rocche Costamagna

    On May 15, 1841 the police office of the royal Military Command in Alba granted Luigi Costamagna,...

  • Paolo Manzone

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

  • Tantara Winery

    The growing season was moderate to cool with only a couple of hot spells in June. The biggest fac...

  • Giordano

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

  • Franco Conterno

    The Conterno family, proprietors of the Azienda Agricola Sciulun, have been producing wines of un...

  • Cascina Adelaide

    The good luck of living in the Langa obligates us to always give the best of ourselves. The love ...

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Piemonte on Snooth

  • Damilano Moscato d'Asti 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • La Spinetta Barbaresco Vigneto Starderi Vursu 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Duchessa Lia Barbaresco 2012

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    garnet red, bold, with melon and spices, long finish Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Cavallotto Langhe Freisa Bricco Boschis 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Rocca Felice Nebbiolo d'Alba 2013

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    Garnet color with quite a bit of light coming through. Tart nose of, more than anything else, red cherries. Fairly light on the tongue. Light berry flavor. The most telling characteristic is acid. Moderate level of tannin. Lightness and acid tartness makes this an easy drinker. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Rosa Dell 'Olmo Barbaresco 2012

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    Red fruit and some floral notes on the nose, Red fruited with a high amount of acid and a bit floral on the palate too. Finish is long and very astringent. Bought at Trader Joe's and expected this wine to be more modern in style but this wine needs time. Give it a looong decant or better yet put it on it's side for fifteen more years. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Yet another example of how Italian wines--even Baroli--can provide relatively ... one of a few really great Piemonte vintages – an “Annata Eccezionale” on Renato Ratti’s seminal vintage chart and the equivalent on many others, and it’s the source of some of the best old Nebbiolo we’ve had. Let’s find out how they’re holding up, by tasting Baro... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Tenuta Olim Bauda 'La Villa' Barbera d'Asti 2014

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    Smooth Read More

    Wine review by calywa


  • Terra da Vino Villata Roero Arneis 2015

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    Really quite good - a gem from the right spot. Apples, spice, pear, melon and after warming up a little - grapefruit. Stoney minerality with good a good smooth acidic finish well done. Drink now - Paul 89 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Gran Passione Barbera d'Asti Superiore 2012

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    Richly spiced earth and leather aromas with full fruited notes of cherry and raspberry with some bramble fruit. Refreshing acidity and more bold red fruit flavors in the mouth show this has a lot to offer, with a fair bit of earthy spice coming through towards the long, black cherry finish. 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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