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

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Francesco Rinaldi & Figli

    The company was founded in 1870, when our grandfather, Giovanni, left Diano d'Alba and walked to ...

  • Marchesi di Barolo

    Marchesi di Barolo was and is a winery that has received numerous awards for its wines and has be...

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Piemonte on Snooth

  • I agree that RCKR pulled down a nice group there.  That Neprica is a ... ... ... by JD's tilt toward Piemonte and everyone else getting on the Halcon bandwagon.  It's going to make things harder for me.The other night on the way to dinner, I stopped at Paul Marcus Wine Shop in Rockridge and grabbed a 2013 Vietti Barbera Tre Vigne because it w... Read More

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  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco 2011

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    Wine review by invinoveritas78


  • Villa Rosa Asti NV

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    absolute favorite white wine, hard to find these days. Read More

    Wine review by MoscotoLover


  • Abbazia Cuvee Prestige Collio NV

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    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • Pertinace Barbera d'Alba 2013

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    Rustic, simple and simply good. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Thanks for posting the Chambers St. offer...they're one of the few to carry ... ... lumped in with the Alto Piemonte, Gattinara and Ghemme, etc?Mark, I agree that light and humidity could be issues at Total Wine. Also if I were sending Total Wine some of my stock (if I were the importer) I'd probably send them my worst, most questionably store... Read More

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  • Nebbiolo is a challenge to grow elsewhere, but that's because it's a ... ... wines are now overripe, Piemonte has fewer bad (which were usually underripe) vintages than it used to (and true also for Bordeaux, but there's other issues there); but if things go too far with warming, Piemonte could be having too many warm years instead.  Nebbiolo... Read More

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  • La Gironda Moscato d'Asti 2014

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  • La Ganghija Nebbiolo d'Alba 2013

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    Just what pure Nebbiolo should be about.Earthy, spicy and floral, with deep concentrated flavors, leather mint. long harmonius and good acid levels Read More

    Wine review by dlpugh


  • Marchesi di Barolo Barbera d'Alba Ruvei 2014

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    Wine review by Hilke71


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