Red Wine, Piedmont

Piedmont (Piemonte in Italian) is probably the finest wine region in all of Italy, and has laid claim to this since Roman times. It has a continental climate influenced by the surrounding Alps and Ligurian Apennines, and is located in the north-west of Italy, bordering both France and Switzerland.

Piedmont has only 1% of the total vineyards of Bordeaux and 15% that of Burgundy. So while a top Chateaux may produce upwards of 35,000 cases a year, leading Barolo producers will often make only 800 cases. More than half of its vineyards are registered with DOC designations and many are in the Apennine or Alpine foothills, from 300-600m above sea level. Most of the wines are produced by smaller family estates rather than larger holdings.

Piedmont has 46 different DOC and four DOCG regions, and produces the largest number of well known, world-recognized, prize-winning wines. The most famous would have to be Barolo or Barbaresco, whose power comes from the Nebbiolo grape variety. The most widely planted red variety is Barbera although Dolcetto, Muscat, Shiraz and Bonarda are also produced.

The white variety most well known is Moscato, which is often made into frizzante (bubbly) wines known as Asti. Cortese is made into the popular Gavi wines, and smaller amounts of Chardonnay and high quality Sparkling are also produced in the far north of Piedmont.
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  1. Oddero Dolcetto D’Alba Doc 2019
    "Poderi e Cantine Oddero is a historical name among Barolo producers. Its foundations were laid at the end of the 18th century when our ancestors were already cultivating vineyards in La Morra. In 1878, our ancestor Giacomo Oddero (1851-1915) decided, in ... Learn More
  2. Monchiero Langhe Dolcetto 2019
    Monchiero is nestled in the picturesque commune of Castiglione Falletto in the Barolo region. The terroir here is amongst some of the greatest you will find in all of Piedmont. Monchiero have a superb centre parcel of Rocche di Castiglione ... Learn More
  3. Musso Dolcetto D'Alba DOC 2019
    The Musso winery was founded in 1929 and coincides with one of the most critical moments of the Italian economy and the world, the year of the “Great Depression” Sebastiano Musso, born in 1906, did not lose heart. Valter Musso, a young ... Learn More
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  4. Vietti Langhe Nebbiolo Perbacco 2019
    Made from Nebbiolo grapes only from Barolo designated vineyards, this wine is complex and elegant with excellent ageing potential. The nose offers up generous fruit along with menthol, spices and hard candy. Showing notable intensity while retaining an essentially mid-weight ... Learn More
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  5. Musso Pora Langhe Nebbiolo 2019
    This Nebbiolo is sourced exclusively from Ronchi cru in Barbaresco – from a wonderful vintage and genuine baby Barbaresco in every sense. The Musso winery was founded in 1929 and coincides with one of the most critical moments of the Italian economy ... Learn More
  6. Maretti Barolo 2016
    The 2016 Vintage Barolo enjoyed exceptional conditions, turning out wines that will be extremely long lived! A stellar year that will continue to improve in the cellar. The colour is dark garnet with ruby highlights. It has a clear-cut, intense nose ... Learn More
    Maretti Barolo 2016
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  7. Massolino Langhe Nebbiolo 2019
    Hand harvested and matured in large oak barrels, showing many of the hallmarks of an excellent Barolo at a fraction of the price. Truly seductive now, it will also reward 2-5 years cellaring. ... Learn More
  8. Linnaea Vineyards 'Trifulau' Docg Barolo 2013
    Linnaea Vineyards is not your typical wine producer. Born of the intense passion of Michelle Edwards and Daniel Fischl. Daniel is an Australian born winemaker of the highest acclaim, while Michelle is a Californian Agricultural Scientist of international accolade. These ... Learn More
  9. Pietro Rinaldi Barbaresco Docg S.Cristoforo 2016
    The vineyard is located in the Municipality of Neive, San Cristoforo is an additional geographical mention, which identifies a cru of particular value. The exposure is south-east, with 360 degree rotation, typical of the apex of the Piedmont hills, called "Bricchi". ... Learn More
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  10. Giovanni Rosso Barolo Del Comune Di Serralunga 2016
    AROMA Fine and deep, introduced by Mediterranean citrusy sensations, followed by violet, bergamot, wet stones, forest leaves and elegant hints of white pepper. PALATE Juicy; progressive delicate tannins and vibrant acidity. Neat and savoury finish. ... Learn More
  11. Gd Vajra Barolo ‘Albe’ 2014
    Albe is a tribute to the masters of the 1950s and 60s, to those winemakers who had the vision and the taste to blend some of the most amazing crus in order to achieve a Barolo of balance and charm. ... Learn More
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  12. Massolino Barolo 2017
    Diam. First produced in 1911, the fruit for Massolino’s classic cuvée is selected from seven sites across roughly seven hectares of prime-sited Serralunga vineyards. The most important of these sites—Briccolina, Collareto, Broglio and Le Turne—are dotted around ... Learn More
    Massolino Barolo 2017
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  13. Giovanni Rosso Barolo Serra 2016
    AROMA Fine and deep, introduced by Mediterranean citrusy sensations, followed by violet, bergamot, wet stones, forest leaves and elegant hints of white pepper. PALATE Juicy; progressive delicate tannins and vibrant acidity. Neat and savoury finish. ... Learn More
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  14. Giovanni Rosso Barolo Ceretta 2016
    AROMA Fine and deep, introduced by Mediterranean citrusy sensations, followed by violet, bergamot, wet stones, forest leaves and elegant hints of white pepper. PALATE Juicy; progressive delicate tannins and vibrant acidity. Neat and savoury finish. ... Learn More
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  15. Gd Vajra Coste Di Rose Barolo 2017
    "Coste di Rose is possibly the most approachable cru of Barolo at this stage, with roses and a floral-dominated nose, combined with marasca cherry and hints of licorice and mint. A very elegant and pleasurable structure that flows gracefully on ... Learn More
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  16. G.D. Vajra Barolo Coste Di Rose 2015
    "Coste di Rose is possibly the most approachable cru of Barolo at this stage, with roses and a floral-dominated nose, combined with marasca cherry and hints of licorice and mint. A very elegant and pleasurable structure that flows gracefully on ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
  17. Produttori del Barbaresco "Pora" Barbaresco Riserva 2014
    Lustrous mid ruby with orange tinges. Sweet, peppery raspberry nose with hints of strawberry jam. Clean-cut raspberry palate with plenty of acidity, but the fragrant fruit follows through. Fine layer of sandy tannins that become more prominent on the finish. 17/20 ... Learn More
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  18. Produttori del Barbaresco Muncagota Barbaresco Riserva 2014
    The 2014 Barbaresco Riserva Muncagota is beautifully polished and bright, with dark berry fruit, ripe cherry, crushed stone and pressed flowers. The wine is compact and firm, and you feel the tannins and power in the mouth. The Muncagota remains slightly ... Learn More
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  19. Massolino Barolo 'Parussi' 2017
    This is the only Barolo vineyard that Massolino owns outside of Serralunga, ‘the egg outside of the nest’ as an old Piemonte saying goes. On the crest of the ridge, Parussi is next to the Serralunga border on the Castiglione ... Learn More
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  20. Massolino Barolo Margheria 2017
    The Margheria vineyard is one of Serralunga’s most important and illustrious sites. The Massolino family bought their first parcel here in 1964, and the remainder came online during the ’70s. The current holding is 1.5 hectares. Sitting at 340 metres above sea ... Learn More
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  21. La Spinetta Barbaresco Gallina 2017
    a Spinetta was founded in 1977 and now spans 165 hectares between Piedmont and Tuscany. Instead of inheriting their land through generations of winemakers, the Rivettis have carefully selected their vineyards over time. All sites have a south, south-east or south-west exposure ... Learn More
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  22. Vietti Barolo Brunate La Morra 2017
    The grapes are selected from the historical Cru Brunate, located in La Morra, on the south side towards Barolo, with about 4,600 plants per hectare. The 2017 Barolo Brunate is a powerful, brooding wine. Huge dark fruit, leather, spice, menthol and dried ... Learn More
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  23. Vietti Barolo Lazzarito 2017
    The grapes are selected from very important small vineyards in the Barolo region. Vietti's 2017 Barolo Lazzarito is absolutely gorgeous. Whatever the challenges of the growing season, they appear to have been no problem here. More than anything else, the Lazzarito ... Learn More
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  24. Vietti Barolo Ravera Novello 2017
    The grapes are selected from very important small vineyards in the Barolo region. The 2017 Barolo Ravera is a powerhouse. My impression is that the 2017 is going to develop into something truly special. It has all the energy that makes this ... Learn More
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  25. Luciano Sandrone Barolo Aleste 2017 (1.5L Magnum)
    The name of the wine may have changed, but Sandrone’s famous single-cru Barolo is still, and will always be, 100% Cannubi Boschis. Boschis is a particular subzone near the northern end within the Cannubi hill. It’s a plot that ... Learn More
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  26. Giuseppe Mascarello Barolo Riserva Monprivato Ca d'Morissio 2012
    The Giuseppe Mascarello 2012 Barolo Riserva Monprivato Cà d'Morissio is only made in the best vintages. We did not see the wine in 2009 and 2011, but we did see it in 2010 and 2013. I have some reservations regarding this expression from the hot 2012 ... Learn More
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