List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Piedmontese Wine Italy

Learn about Piedmontese wine, common tasting notes, where the region is and more ...

undefined, null

Set upon a backdrop of the visually stunning Alps, the enchanting and rolling hills of Piedmont are the source of some of the country’s longest-lived and most sought-after wines. Vineyards cover a great majority of the land area—especially in Barolo—with the most prized sites at the top hilltops or on south-facing slopes where sunlight exposure is maximized. Piedmont has a continental climate with hot, humid summers leading to cold winters and precipitation year-round. The reliable autumnal fog provides a cooling effect, especially beneficial for Nebbiolo, Piedmont’s most prestigious variety.

In fact, Nebbiolo is named exactly for the arrival of this pre-harvest fog (called “nebbia” in Italian), which prolongs cluster hang time and allows full phenolic balance and ripeness. Harvest of Nebbiolo is last among Piedmont's varieties, occurring sometime in October. This grape is responsible for the exalted wines of Barbaresco and Barolo, known for their ageability, firm tannins and hallmark aromas of tar and roses. Nebbiolo wines, despite their pale hue, pack a pleasing punch of flavor and structure; the best examples can require about a decade’s wait before they become approachable. Barbaresco tends to be more elegant in style while Barolo is more powerful. Across the Tanaro River, the Roero region, and farther north, the regions of Gattinara and Ghemme, also produce excellent quality Nebbiolo.

Easy-going Barbera is the most planted grape in Piedmont, beloved for its trademark high acidity, low tannin and juicy red fruit. Dolcetto, Piedmont’s other important red grape, is usually ready within a couple of years of release.

White wines, while less ubiquitous here, should not be missed. Key varieties include Arneis, Cortese, Timorasso, Erbaluce and the sweet, charming Muscat, responsible for the brilliantly recognizable, Moscato d'Asti.

Filter by
4 Items
4 Items
Gift Type
Occasion
Variety
Rosé Wine
Rating & Price
Rating All
Price All
Reviewed By
Fine Wine
4 Items
  • Elio Perrone Bigaro 2019  Front Label
    Elio Perrone Bigaro 2019
    Rosé from Piedmont, Italy
      4.2 8 Ratings
      Price per bottle
      Currently Unavailable $19.99
      Try the
      19 99
      19 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Marchesi Incisa della Rocchetta Futurosa Rosato 2019  Front Label
      Marchesi Incisa della Rocchetta Futurosa Rosato 2019
      Rosé from Piedmont, Italy
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Price per bottle
        Currently Unavailable $15.99
        Try the
        15 99
        15 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Pico Maccario Lavignone Rosato 2019  Front Label
        Pico Maccario Lavignone Rosato 2019
        Rosé from Piedmont, Italy
          3.8 20 Ratings
          Price per bottle
          Currently Unavailable $18.99
          Try the 2020 Vintage 22 99
          18 99
          18 99
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • G.D. Vajra Rosabella Rosato 2019  Front Label
          G.D. Vajra Rosabella Rosato 2019
          Rosé from Piedmont, Italy
            4.1 15 Ratings
            Price per bottle
            Currently Unavailable $18.99
            Try the
            18 99
            18 99
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

          Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
          Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

          It's easy to make the switch.
          Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

          Yes, Update Now

          Search for ""

          Processing Your Order...