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...

  • 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...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

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

  • Renato Ratti

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

  • Rocche Costamagna

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

  • Malvira'

    Our winery began its production in the 1950's under the guidance of Giuseppe Damonte. Giuseppe wa...

  • Franco Conterno

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

  • Tantara Winery

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

  • Cascina Bruni

    The vine growing and wine producing "Cascina bruni" properties are situated in piedmont, the grea...

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Piemonte on Snooth

  • Michele Chiarlo 2005


    Earthy nose. Old world style. Opened up after about 30 minutes. Medium bodied, smooth, complex finish. Paired well with grilled chicken wrap. Read More

    Wine review by Cheese and Grapes

  • Castello del Poggio Moscato Moscato d'Asti 2006


    omg! Tried it at OG, I'm looking for it. I see it available on different websited for $12-$14, but it's $13 to ship! at OG it's $24. Read More

    Wine review by blueangelemmy

  • Castello del Poggio Moscato Moscato d'Asti 2007


    I had this at Olive Garden also, it is the first time I have sampled a wine there that I liked! It was great, I sent an email off to the maker of the wine to see where I could buy it. They told me this is only going to be at Olive Garden thru Sept 09! But if you live in Minnesota they tell me you can get it at SURDYK'S LIQUOR on Hennipin Ave Mpl... Read More

    Wine review by Jeannir

  • Bartenura Moscato d'Asti Bartenura Moscato d'Asti Moscato Bianco White 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by WILLHAYDEN

  • Bartenura Moscato Moscato d'Asti 2004



    Wine review by WILLHAYDEN

  • Bartenura Moscato Moscato d'Asti 2004


    Where can I buy this Fabulous wine? Our waitress told us we could get it at the local Wegman's. We found a Moscato, but not the ONE. Read More

    Wine review by janice1219

  • Angelo Negro Barbaresco Basarin 2005


    The nose here seems to be marked with older wood tones of sandlewood, black pepper, balsamic tones and a touch of spicy dried meat. In the mouth this is very nice with sweet and sour cherry fruit, lovely balance and really nice purity. the finish is a little short as the tannins clip the final but this is a very nice and refreshing wine. 88pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Cascina Saria Barbaresco DOCG 1999


    Somewhat nutty on the nose with spicy woody tones and grapevine clipping notes in a perfumed and slightly fruit vein. Nice rich fruit up front, a touch simple but pure with nice mineral tones and crisp tannins buffered by slightly bitter wild cherry fruit. May not make old bones but one to drink over the next 10 years. 90pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Castello di Neive Barbaresco Santo Stefano 1999


    Very sweetly fruited on the nose with lots of pipe tobacco and sweet cherry fruit cut by nuanced mineral and spice tones. The palate is also full of sweet fruit with abundant tannins that are round and polished adding a very fresh feel to this youthful wine. Nicely balanced for future development. 91pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Piazzo Barbaresco 1999


    Smoky and herbal on the nose with a really engaging note of sharp roasted raspberry and sandy herbal notes. I really enjoy this style of bouquet. In the mouth this is balanced and juicy with ripe fruit backed up by crunchy fruit tannin and a lovely, long finish with bright, fresh fruit tones. 91pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

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