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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

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  • Rocche Costamagna

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

  • Boroli

    Cascina Bompè The history of this magical place is interesting: the Celts who inhabited the ar...

  • Cascina ca Rossa

    There were vineyards in Roero in the Roman era. The ancients could not have failed to notice the ...

  • Terre da Vino

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

  • Cascina Adelaide

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

  • San Silvestro

    The “Cantine San Silvestro” is located in the territory of the Commune of Novello. It mainly prod...

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Piemonte on Snooth

  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Pora 1989


    Our bottle was decidedly advanced with a nose full of soy tones but there was a sneaky note of truffle lurking low in the glass. In the mouth the wine showed a touch fresher and in a pinch would have been drunk but its soft, earthy palate really showed this to be evolved and certainly not indicative of the potential quality. NR Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Ovello 1989


    A decidedly leathery tone initially but then this really began to unfold aromatically yielding a fleshy, slightly dried cherry/sour cherry core of fruit with complicating notes of forest floor, bat leaf, menthol and cigar ash. In the mouth the attack features big acids and big though superbly ripe tannins. The structural elements are balanced an... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montefico 1996


    Sweet at first then turning a bit deep this nose offers up compelling complexity with layered notes of tar, dried rose, slightly roasted beef and ripe cherry tones, a touch of anise and a hint of leathery brett. Really superb clarity and precision on the nose. Tight and taut in the mouth with a fine balance yet its packed with fruit. Still awkwa... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Paje 1996


    A return to a more closed nose with chalk and sand tones serving as a base for subtle lilac and baby powder tones to build apon. With air this turns lightly medicinal and offers up smoke and spice tinged notes of pomegranate. Soft and rich on entry then turning quite austere and structured as the tannins pop on the palate. This has a decidedly d... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Pora Riserva 1996


    In contrast to the closed and wild Ovello this was offering up a fruity nose with hints of almost jammy cherry and red plum fruits, big rose notes and gentle tones of forest floor, leather and candle wax adding complexity. Soft and rich in the mouth this is ripe and round with a dark, slightly tarry quality to the ripe fruits. A touch austere wi... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Ovello 1996


    This was wonderfully musky and gamy on the nose with a somewhat closed, dusty, earthy aspect to its rather masculine perfumes of asphalt, orange blossom and mortadella. Bright acids on entry with a lightly chewy mid-palate that offers up great, just ripe fruit supported by fine, stiff tannins. Austere and slightly rustic yet with lovely purity ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Vietti Barbera Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne 2003


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  • Vietti Barbera d'Alba Tre Vigne 2006


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  • Michele Chiarlo 2004


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    Wine review by ZeroT23

  • Icardi Red Blend Langhe DOC 2005


    A nice wine to have with pizza. Read More

    Wine review by good stuff

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