Piedmontese Wine Italy
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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.
Produttori del Barbaresco Nebbiolo delle Langhe 1998Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
Travaglini Gattinara Tre Vigne 1998Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
Aldo Conterno Bussia Soprana Barolo 1998Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
Michele Chiarlo Countacc! 1998Other Red Blends from Piedmont, Italy
Prunotto Bric Turot Barbaresco 1998Nebbiolo from Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
Aldo Conterno Langhe Il Favot Nebbiolo 1998Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
Travaglini Gattinara 1998Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy
Beni di Batasiolo Barolo 1998Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
Massolino Barolo Vigna Rionda Riserva 1998Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
Ceretto Santo Stefano Moscato d'Asti (375ML half-bottle) 1998Muscat from Asti, Piedmont, ItalyCurrently Unavailable $12.99Try the 2020 Vintage 15 9912 9912 99Save $0.00 (0%)
Coppo Camp du Rouss Barbera d'Asti (half-bottle) 1998Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
Seghesio Barbera d'Alba 1998Barbera from Alba, Piedmont, Italy
Coppo Gavi La Rocca 1998Cortese from Piedmont, Italy
Coppo L'Avvocata Barbera d'Asti 1998Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
Coppo Camp du Rouss Barbera d'Asti 1998Barbera from Asti, Piedmont, Italy
Marchesi di Barolo Barolo 1998Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
Pio Cesare Barbera 1998Barbera from Piedmont, Italy