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

  • Luigi Baudana

    Luigi and Fiorina Baudana have been cultivating since 1975 the 4.5 hectares of their ownership v...

  • Malvira'

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

  • Paolo Manzone

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

  • Franco Conterno

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

  • Marchesi di Barolo

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

  • Azienda Agricola Azelia di Luigi Scavino

    The Scavino family farm is located in the village of Castiglione Falletto, where it was founded...

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Piemonte on Snooth

  • Pertinace Barbera d'Alba 2012

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    Nice balance of fruit and acidity with no noticeable tannins. There was a course sediment in the bottom of the bottle. Good basic barbera. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Sun and The Valley (and Piemonte) have been familiar stomps for me, too. Welcome, Miriame! Would be great to see more of you here, talking about those whites and Italian reds you're drinking, and anything else you find interesting to discuss.Know well that deadline anxiety! Sounds like another reason to have a couple glasses of that red. Did you... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Cooked up one of my favorite easy Italian meals this evening - country style ... ... Agricola L'Armangia Piemonte Albarossa Macchiaferro.Nice Italian red made from the Albarossa grape (cross between Nebbiolo di Dronero – or Chatus – and Barbera).  Loads of ripe dark fruit on the nose with a hint of licorice and shoe polish. On the palate is r... Read More

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  • Azienda Agricola l'Armangia Piemonte Albarossa Macchiaferro 2010

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    Nice Italian red made from the Albarossa grape (cross between Nebbiolo di Dronero or Chatus and Barbera). Loads of ripe dark fruit on the nose with a hint of licorice and shoe polish. On the palate is ripe blackberry, blueberry pie, a touch of smoke, medium grained tannins, medium acidity and a somewhat long finish. This is opening up nicely ... Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Santero Moscato & Tangerine

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    No written review

    Wine review by Verliese Robinson


  • Azienda Agricola Cogno Barbaresco Bordini 2012

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    Cherry and raspberry aromas are fairly pronounced. Tart and focussed on the palate, with very strong tannins gripping the palate and not letting go. The flavor profile carries cherry flavors with touches of tar, but there's a good dose of heat that washes away some of the more delicate notes. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Azienda Agricola Cogno Pre-Phylloxera Barbera d'Alba 2013

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    Floral syrupy aromas with ripe black cherry on the nose and a hint of licorice. Focussed and tart on the palate, this shows a lot of cranberry and cherry flavors with a fair bit of oak on the finish.87 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Montalbera la Tradizione Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from a shop in London's Kensington [ www.thesampler.co.uk ] Ruche di Castagnola Monferrato got DOC status in 1987 and was uprated to the more prestigious DOCG in 2010.The DOCG area is very small and consists of 7 communes near the town of Asti in Piedmont. The grape that has to be used is the ruche grape whic... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Giuseppe Cortese Dolcetto d'Alba 2013

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    Nice easy-drinking wine. Not over-the-top with fruit, but there are some red berry hints and even a suggestion of mint. Typical acidity that I usually see in Italian wines. More a food wine than a sipper. Also, a drink now wine. I see no reason to dedicate wine storage space for this one. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Paolo Scavino Langhe Nebbiolo 2008

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    Corked. Awful. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


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