Piedmont, Italy

Piedmont Wine Producers:

Bruno Giacosa
Gaja
Giacomo Conterno

Piedmont Italy

Piedmont Wine Region Summary

Nestled at the foot of the Western Alps, Piedmont (or Piemonte to the locals) is regarded as one of the world’s finest wine regions, arguably second in Italy only to Tuscany. It is a land of castles, vineyards and romantic hills shrouded in mist, home to more DOCG wines than any other Italian region and also more viticulturally advanced, thanks to the sophisticated oenology that arrived in the area after its mountain defences were repeatedly breached by the Romans, and then the French.

The tug-of-war between the ice cold Alps and the warm Mediterranean weather creates a continental climate with varied growing conditions. Wines produced in the foothills of the Alps are often much lighter-tasting and acidic compared to their full-bodied, fruity counterparts created in the Apennines, but both are highly acclaimed.

Piedmont’s principle grape, Nebbiolo, is responsible for the well-known and respected Barolo and Barbaresco wines, both offering smooth, flavoursome complexities that demand to be enjoyed with food. Indeed, the whole area is something of a gastronomic wonderland: Piedmont is home to the famous white truffle and was the starting place for the now internationally-famous ‘slow food movement’. Perhaps this is why the area is often called the ‘Burgundy of Italy’. Elsewhere, Piedmont’s Dolcetto makes for a light, easy-drinking red for everyday enjoyment, with or without food.

While the region is well-known for its reds, its white offerings are also well-lauded by critics (white wine production here has increased by 300% over the last 30 years). The ancient grape Moscato Bianco grows abundantly here, and is the driving force behind the sparkling Asti Spumante and exceptionally sweet Moscato d’Asti, while Gavi, the white enthusiast’s wine of choice from Piedmont, does very well, offering lemon-like citrus flavours and fresh acidity that rivals some Pinot Grigio and Chablis wines.

Winemaking in the region is astonishingly artisan and boutique, with its many small-scale family wineries producing wine on an-almost microscopic and obsessively precise level – an endeavour which has earned the region four DOCG areas, 46 different DOCs and the honour of boasting that no less than 40% of all its wine is produced at DOC/G level. Yet the area’s vineyards cover 7,000 hectares, producing some 32,700,000 hectoliters of wine per year, indicating just how many exacting producers exist in the region, all tirelessly fortifying its reputation for quality.

As such, Piedmont offers real diversity for collectors and connoisseurs. Barolo – the ‘King’ of the region’s wine – can easily command several hundred pounds per bottle, if not a great deal more (Giacomo Conterno’s Barolo Riserva Monfortino is a popular choice, particularly the 2004 vintage which earned a perfect 100-point score from critic Robert Parker). But even the more affordable Barolos offer fantastic value. Pio Cesare’s Barolo, for example, comes with a much smaller price tag yet consistently enjoys high rankings from critics.

The same applies to the region’s white wines, in particular its Astis. Such is the focus on quality here that it’s very difficult to find a poor offering, no matter how low the price. This, coupled with Piedmont’s unprecedented run of great vintages since the mid-90s, and its wines’ versatility when it comes to cellaring, is no doubt this is why Piedmont consistently gets the nod from the wine investment world.

Piedmont Price Analysis

High
Highest £13,200.00 Barolo Riserva Monfortino, 2010
Average
Average vintage price £2,874.85

Piedmont Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Sori San Lorenzo 2015 Gaja £3,970.00 12x75cl
Sori San Lorenzo 2014 Gaja £3,190.00 12x75cl
Sori San Lorenzo 2013 Gaja £3,562.00 12x75cl
Sori San Lorenzo 2012 Gaja POA 12x75cl
Sori San Lorenzo 2011 Gaja £2,900.00 12x75cl
Sori San Lorenzo 2010 Gaja £3,190.00 12x75cl
Sori San Lorenzo 2009 Gaja £2,700.00 12x75cl
Sori San Lorenzo 2008 Gaja £2,993.00 12x75cl
Sori San Lorenzo 2007 Gaja £3,120.00 12x75cl
Sori San Lorenzo 2006 Gaja £3,150.00 12x75cl
Sori San Lorenzo 2005 Gaja £3,053.00 12x75cl
Sori San Lorenzo 2004 Gaja £3,500.00 12x75cl
Sori San Lorenzo 2003 Gaja £2,370.00 12x75cl
Sori San Lorenzo 2002 Gaja POA 12x75cl
Sori San Lorenzo 2001 Gaja £2,952.00 12x75cl
Sori San Lorenzo 2000 Gaja £2,600.00 12x75cl
Sori San Lorenzo 1999 Gaja £2,484.00 12x75cl
Sori San Lorenzo 1998 Gaja £2,400.00 12x75cl
Sori San Lorenzo 1997 Gaja £3,096.00 12x75cl
Barolo Cascina Francia 2015 Giacomo Conterno POA 12x75cl
Barolo Cascina Francia 2014 Giacomo Conterno POA 12x75cl
Barolo Cascina Francia 2013 Giacomo Conterno £2,700.00 12x75cl
Barolo Cascina Francia 2012 Giacomo Conterno £1,700.00 12x75cl
Barolo Cascina Francia 2011 Giacomo Conterno £1,680.00 12x75cl
Barolo Cascina Francia 2010 Giacomo Conterno £3,120.00 12x75cl
Barolo Cascina Francia 2010 Giacomo Conterno £1,975.00 6x75cl
Barolo Cascina Francia 2009 Giacomo Conterno £1,500.00 12x75cl
Barolo Cascina Francia 2008 Giacomo Conterno £2,500.00 12x75cl
Barolo Cascina Francia 2007 Giacomo Conterno £1,920.00 12x75cl
Barolo Cascina Francia 2006 Giacomo Conterno £2,220.00 12x75cl
Barolo Cascina Francia 2005 Giacomo Conterno £2,200.00 12x75cl
Barolo Cascina Francia 2004 Giacomo Conterno £3,500.00 12x75cl
Barolo Cascina Francia 2003 Giacomo Conterno £1,800.00 12x75cl
Barolo Cascina Francia 2002 Giacomo Conterno £900.00 12x75cl
Barolo Cascina Francia 2001 Giacomo Conterno £3,540.00 12x75cl
Barolo Cascina Francia 2000 Giacomo Conterno £2,400.00 12x75cl
Barolo Cascina Francia 1999 Giacomo Conterno £2,688.00 12x75cl
Barolo Cascina Francia 1998 Giacomo Conterno £2,556.00 12x75cl
Barolo Cascina Francia 1997 Giacomo Conterno £3,900.00 12x75cl
Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G. 2015 Bruno Giacosa £1,650.00 12x75cl
Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G. 2014 Bruno Giacosa £1,792.00 12x75cl
Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G. 2013 Bruno Giacosa £1,389.00 12x75cl
Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G. 2012 Bruno Giacosa £3,400.00 12x75cl
Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G. 2011 Bruno Giacosa £3,900.00 12x75cl
Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G. 2010 Bruno Giacosa POA 12x75cl
Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G. 2009 Bruno Giacosa £960.00 12x75cl
Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G. 2008 Bruno Giacosa £3,498.00 12x75cl
Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G. 2007 Bruno Giacosa £3,924.00 12x75cl
Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G. 2006 Bruno Giacosa POA 12x75cl
Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G. 2005 Bruno Giacosa £2,690.00 12x75cl
Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G. 2004 Bruno Giacosa £9,826.00 12x75cl
Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G. 2003 Bruno Giacosa £1,332.00 12x75cl
Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G. 2002 Bruno Giacosa POA 12x75cl
Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G. 2001 Bruno Giacosa £6,108.00 12x75cl
Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G. 2000 Bruno Giacosa £5,688.00 12x75cl
Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G. 1999 Bruno Giacosa £3,900.00 12x75cl
Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G. 1998 Bruno Giacosa £2,420.00 12x75cl
Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto D.O.C.G. 1997 Bruno Giacosa £2,100.00 12x75cl
Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. 2015 Bruno Giacosa £1,250.00 12x75cl
Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. 2014 Bruno Giacosa £1,190.00 12x75cl
Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. 2013 Bruno Giacosa £1,440.00 12x75cl
Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. 2012 Bruno Giacosa £950.00 12x75cl
Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. 2011 Bruno Giacosa £1,200.00 12x75cl
Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. 2010 Bruno Giacosa POA 12x75cl
Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. 2009 Bruno Giacosa £900.00 12x75cl
Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. 2008 Bruno Giacosa £1,190.00 12x75cl
Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. 2007 Bruno Giacosa £1,750.00 12x75cl
Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. 2006 Bruno Giacosa POA 12x75cl
Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. 2005 Bruno Giacosa £1,536.00 12x75cl
Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. 2004 Bruno Giacosa £2,304.00 12x75cl
Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. 2003 Bruno Giacosa £1,300.00 12x75cl
Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. 2002 Bruno Giacosa POA 12x75cl
Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. 2001 Bruno Giacosa £2,252.00 12x75cl
Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. 2000 Bruno Giacosa £2,074.00 12x75cl
Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. 1999 Bruno Giacosa £2,590.00 12x75cl
Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. 1998 Bruno Giacosa £3,100.00 12x75cl
Barolo Falletto D.O.C.G. 1997 Bruno Giacosa £2,028.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco Asili D.O.C.G. 2014 Bruno Giacosa £990.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco Asili D.O.C.G. 2013 Bruno Giacosa £1,836.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco Asili D.O.C.G. 2012 Bruno Giacosa £1,100.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco Asili D.O.C.G. 2011 Bruno Giacosa £2,532.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco Asili D.O.C.G. 2010 Bruno Giacosa POA 12x75cl
Barbaresco Asili D.O.C.G. 2009 Bruno Giacosa £850.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco Asili D.O.C.G. 2008 Bruno Giacosa £960.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco Asili D.O.C.G. 2007 Bruno Giacosa £1,586.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco Asili D.O.C.G. 2006 Bruno Giacosa POA 12x75cl
Barbaresco Asili D.O.C.G. 2005 Bruno Giacosa £1,750.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco Asili D.O.C.G. 2004 Bruno Giacosa £4,308.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco Asili D.O.C.G. 2003 Bruno Giacosa £1,260.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco Asili D.O.C.G. 2002 Bruno Giacosa POA 12x75cl
Barbaresco Asili D.O.C.G. 2001 Bruno Giacosa £2,676.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco Asili D.O.C.G. 2000 Bruno Giacosa £4,596.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco Asili D.O.C.G. 1999 Bruno Giacosa £3,210.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco Asili D.O.C.G. 1998 Bruno Giacosa £3,500.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco Asili D.O.C.G. 1997 Bruno Giacosa £1,800.00 12x75cl
Sori Tildin 2015 Gaja £3,970.00 12x75cl
Sori Tildin 2014 Gaja £3,190.00 12x75cl
Sori Tildin 2013 Gaja £2,790.00 12x75cl
Sori Tildin 2012 Gaja POA 12x75cl
Sori Tildin 2011 Gaja £3,088.00 12x75cl
Sori Tildin 2010 Gaja £3,000.00 12x75cl
Sori Tildin 2009 Gaja £2,400.00 12x75cl
Sori Tildin 2008 Gaja £2,900.00 12x75cl
Sori Tildin 2007 Gaja £2,900.00 12x75cl
Sori Tildin 2006 Gaja £2,500.00 12x75cl
Sori Tildin 2005 Gaja £2,598.00 12x75cl
Sori Tildin 2004 Gaja £2,640.00 12x75cl
Sori Tildin 2003 Gaja £2,400.00 12x75cl
Sori Tildin 2002 Gaja POA 12x75cl
Sori Tildin 2001 Gaja £2,952.00 12x75cl
Sori Tildin 2000 Gaja £2,868.00 12x75cl
Sori Tildin 1999 Gaja £2,100.00 12x75cl
Sori Tildin 1998 Gaja £2,388.00 12x75cl
Sori Tildin 1997 Gaja £3,600.00 12x75cl
Costa Russi 2015 Gaja £3,970.00 12x75cl
Costa Russi 2014 Gaja £3,190.00 12x75cl
Costa Russi 2013 Gaja £2,700.00 12x75cl
Costa Russi 2012 Gaja POA 12x75cl
Costa Russi 2011 Gaja £3,088.00 12x75cl
Costa Russi 2010 Gaja £3,250.00 12x75cl
Costa Russi 2009 Gaja £2,400.00 12x75cl
Costa Russi 2008 Gaja £2,300.00 12x75cl
Costa Russi 2007 Gaja £2,880.00 12x75cl
Costa Russi 2006 Gaja £2,340.00 12x75cl
Costa Russi 2005 Gaja £2,781.00 12x75cl
Costa Russi 2004 Gaja £2,460.00 12x75cl
Costa Russi 2003 Gaja £2,220.00 12x75cl
Costa Russi 2002 Gaja POA 12x75cl
Costa Russi 2001 Gaja £2,772.00 12x75cl
Costa Russi 2000 Gaja £2,676.00 12x75cl
Costa Russi 1999 Gaja £2,160.00 12x75cl
Costa Russi 1998 Gaja £2,100.00 12x75cl
Costa Russi 1997 Gaja £2,760.00 12x75cl
Gaia & Rey 2015 Gaja £1,700.00 12x75cl
Gaia & Rey 2014 Gaja £2,220.00 12x75cl
Gaia & Rey 2013 Gaja £2,100.00 12x75cl
Gaia & Rey 2012 Gaja £2,448.00 12x75cl
Gaia & Rey 2011 Gaja £1,488.00 12x75cl
Gaia & Rey 2010 Gaja £2,148.00 12x75cl
Gaia & Rey 2009 Gaja £2,200.00 12x75cl
Gaia & Rey 2008 Gaja £1,800.00 12x75cl
Gaia & Rey 2007 Gaja £2,160.00 12x75cl
Gaia & Rey 2006 Gaja £2,340.00 12x75cl
Gaia & Rey 2005 Gaja £2,436.00 12x75cl
Gaia & Rey 2004 Gaja £1,944.00 12x75cl
Gaia & Rey 2003 Gaja POA 12x75cl
Gaia & Rey 2002 Gaja £3,288.00 12x75cl
Gaia & Rey 2001 Gaja £2,220.00 12x75cl
Gaia & Rey 2000 Gaja £2,074.00 12x75cl
Gaia & Rey 1999 Gaja £2,628.00 12x75cl
Gaia & Rey 1998 Gaja £1,980.00 12x75cl
Gaia & Rey 1997 Gaja £2,052.00 12x75cl
Sperss 2015 Gaja POA 12x75cl
Sperss 2014 Gaja £1,642.00 12x75cl
Sperss 2014 Gaja £950.00 6x75cl
Sperss 2013 Gaja £1,714.00 12x75cl
Sperss 2012 Gaja POA 12x75cl
Sperss 2011 Gaja £1,300.00 12x75cl
Sperss 2010 Gaja £1,500.00 12x75cl
Sperss 2009 Gaja £1,500.00 12x75cl
Sperss 2008 Gaja £1,440.00 12x75cl
Sperss 2007 Gaja £1,900.00 12x75cl
Sperss 2006 Gaja £1,680.00 12x75cl
Sperss 2005 Gaja £1,748.00 12x75cl
Sperss 2004 Gaja £2,082.00 12x75cl
Sperss 2003 Gaja £1,476.00 12x75cl
Sperss 2002 Gaja POA 12x75cl
Sperss 2001 Gaja £1,800.00 12x75cl
Sperss 2000 Gaja £1,800.00 12x75cl
Sperss 1999 Gaja £1,898.00 12x75cl
Sperss 1998 Gaja £1,800.00 12x75cl
Sperss 1997 Gaja £2,868.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco DOCG 2015 Gaja £1,500.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco DOCG 2014 Gaja £1,100.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco DOCG 2013 Gaja £1,202.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco DOCG 2012 Gaja £1,350.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco DOCG 2011 Gaja £1,500.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco DOCG 2010 Gaja £1,400.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco DOCG 2009 Gaja £1,350.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco DOCG 2008 Gaja £1,380.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco DOCG 2007 Gaja £1,300.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco DOCG 2006 Gaja £2,352.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco DOCG 2005 Gaja £2,000.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco DOCG 2004 Gaja £4,268.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco DOCG 2003 Gaja £1,440.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco DOCG 2002 Gaja POA 12x75cl
Barbaresco DOCG 2001 Gaja £1,560.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco DOCG 2000 Gaja £1,476.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco DOCG 1999 Gaja £1,652.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco DOCG 1998 Gaja £2,556.00 12x75cl
Barbaresco DOCG 1997 Gaja £1,764.00 12x75cl
Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2015 Giacomo Conterno POA 12x75cl
Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2014 Giacomo Conterno POA 12x75cl
Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2013 Giacomo Conterno POA 12x75cl
Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2012 Giacomo Conterno POA 12x75cl
Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2011 Giacomo Conterno POA 12x75cl
Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2010 Giacomo Conterno £13,200.00 12x75cl
Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2009 Giacomo Conterno POA 12x75cl
Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2008 Giacomo Conterno £7,800.00 12x75cl
Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2007 Giacomo Conterno POA 12x75cl
Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2006 Giacomo Conterno £11,200.00 12x75cl
Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2005 Giacomo Conterno £9,000.00 12x75cl
Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2004 Giacomo Conterno £11,700.00 12x75cl
Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2003 Giacomo Conterno £6,600.00 12x75cl
Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2002 Giacomo Conterno £7,800.00 12x75cl
Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2001 Giacomo Conterno £9,600.00 12x75cl
Barolo Riserva Monfortino 2000 Giacomo Conterno £7,800.00 12x75cl
Barolo Riserva Monfortino 1999 Giacomo Conterno £11,400.00 12x75cl
Barolo Riserva Monfortino 1998 Giacomo Conterno £8,400.00 12x75cl
Barolo Riserva Monfortino 1997 Giacomo Conterno £9,900.00 12x75cl
Barolo 2015 Giacomo Conterno POA 12x75cl
Barolo 2014 Giacomo Conterno POA 12x75cl
Barolo 2013 Giacomo Conterno POA 12x75cl
Barolo 2012 Giacomo Conterno POA 12x75cl
Barolo 2011 Giacomo Conterno POA 12x75cl
Barolo 2010 Giacomo Conterno POA 12x75cl
Barolo 2009 Giacomo Conterno POA 12x75cl
Barolo 2008 Giacomo Conterno POA 12x75cl
Barolo 2007 Giacomo Conterno POA 12x75cl
Barolo 2006 Giacomo Conterno POA 12x75cl
Barolo 2005 Giacomo Conterno POA 12x75cl
Barolo 2004 Giacomo Conterno £3,579.00 12x75cl
Barolo 2003 Giacomo Conterno POA 12x75cl
Barolo 2002 Giacomo Conterno POA 12x75cl
Barolo 2001 Giacomo Conterno POA 12x75cl
Barolo 2000 Giacomo Conterno POA 12x75cl
Barolo 1999 Giacomo Conterno POA 12x75cl
Barolo 1998 Giacomo Conterno POA 12x75cl
Barolo 1997 Giacomo Conterno POA 12x75cl