Comm. Cav. Ufficiale Armando Piazzo has been one of the top grape producers in the Langhe
region, home of the Nebbiolo grape, for decades. The "Azienda Agricola Piazzo" has been a
supplier of grapes for some of the greatest wine makers of Piedmont. Franco, Armando`s son-in-law, is the producer of these extraordinary wines. Franco oversees all operations of the wine, and does most of the bottling, filtering, and aging of the wines by hand.
The vineyards of Barbaresco cover the entire side of the hill across from the Cantina. The view is absolutely breathtaking. The wines from Piazzo have won many awards year after year in Italy. These estate bottled wines are an excellent representation of the Langhe region.
The Barbera grape probably originated in the hills of Monferato, and is a local favorite of the people of Piedmont. Although this varietal is extremely popular as it is able to thrive in areas where other varietals fail, it can produce wine of extremely high quality. The wine can also be produced in a large range of styles: light and fruity, rich and meaty, oaked or non-oaked, sweet, dry, frizzante, or white. This particular Barbera is very unusual as it is derived from a single vineyard and is aged in Barriques, lending a completely new flavor and bigger body to the wine.
Piazzo Dolcetto d`Alba
Type: Red / Dolcetto d'Alba Year: 2012 Region: Piemonte Email for more info
Varietal: 100% Estate grown Dolcetto Color: Bright intense ruby red with violet reflections Bouquet: Strong, fragrant nose of cherries, plums, raspberries Taste: Dry and firm, softening into a delicate bitter almond aftertaste Food Pairing: Cold cuts, soups and medium mature cheeses Review: Serving Temp: 68°F (20°C) Aging: Drink now Suggested Retail: 11.99 Piazzo Chardonnay Piemonte
Type: White / Chardonnay Year: 2012 Region: Piemonte Email for more info
Varietal: 100% Estate grown Chardonnay Color: Bright straw yellow with greenish reflections Bouquet: Strong and fragrant with hints of peaches Taste: Mint, green apple, and lemon/citrus notes Food Pairing: Best with seafood, soups and white meats Review: Serving Temp: Chilled: 55°F (13°C) Aging: Drink now Suggested Retail: 11.99 Piazzo Barbera Piemonte
Type: Red / Barbera d'Alba Year: 2011 Region: Piemonte Email for more info
Varietal: 100% Barbera Color: Intense, ruby red with garnet reflections Bouquet: A combination of roses, jam, blackberies, and a touch of oak Taste: Well rounded red and dark fruits with a jammy cinnamon note and firm tannins Food Pairing: Savory, hearty dishes from appetizers to second plates Review: Serving Temp: 68°F (20°C) Aging: 6 months Suggested Retail: 11.99 Piazzo Barolo Riserva
Type: Red / Nebbiolo Year: 2004 Region: Piemonte Email for more info
Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo Color: Deep red hues tinged with garnet Bouquet: Merging fruity overtones with a subtle layer of spices, cinnamon, cloves and vanilla Taste: A warm, dry palate which is lush and full-bodied Food Pairing: Roasted, stewed and braised meat dishes, and also great with very mature cheeses Review: Serving Temp: 68°F (20°C) Aging: 10-20 years Suggested Retail: 49.99 Piazzo Dolcetto d`Alba "Scaletta"
Type: Red / Dolcetto d'Alba Year: 2009 Region: Piemonte Email for more info
Varietal: 100% Dolcetto Color: Intense ruby red with violet reflections Bouquet: Strong and fragrant with hints of cherries, plums and raspberries with gentle scents of spice Taste: Intense and voluptuous with characteristics of pomegranate, berry preserves and white pepper Food Pairing: Meat, vegetable starters, well cured cold cuts, long and stuffed pasta, white meats and delicate cheeses Review: Serving Temp: 68°F (20°C) Aging: 3-5 years Suggested Retail: 17.99 Piazzo Barolo
Type: Red / Barolo Year: 2008 Region: Piemonte Email for more info
Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo Color: Intense, garnet red with orange reflections Bouquet: Refined, complex and persistent with light vanilla and tar scents Taste: Full-bodied, robust and persistent with a pleasant tannic and tar aftertaste. Hearty and austere, but velvety Food Pairing: Ideal for all rich flavorful dishes, meats and strong cheeses Review: 90 Wine Enthusiast Serving Temp: 68°F (20°C) Aging: 10-20 years Suggested Retail: 39.99 Piazzo Barbaresco "Riserva"
Type: Red / Barbaresco Year: 2005 Region: Piemonte Email for more info
Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo Color: Rich, garnet red Bouquet: Reminiscent of vanilla, cinnamon and green peppers Taste: Full, dry, persistent, harmoniously balanced and refined with layers of fruit and soft tannins Food Pairing: Prime rib, game meats Review: Serving Temp: 68°F (20°C) Aging: 10 years Suggested Retail: 39.99 Piazzo Barbaresco
Type: Red / Barbaresco Year: 2009 Region: Piemonte Email for more info
Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo Color: Deep garnet red with a slight orange hue Bouquet: An aristocratic nose of red fruit jam, withered violets and geraniums, with hints of cinnamon and green pepper Taste: A warm, dry, and full-bodied palate packed with structure; a long aromatic finish Food Pairing: All meats, rich pastas, seasoned cheeses and special desserts Review: http://buyingguide.winemag.com/catalog/piazzo-armando-2009-nebbiolo-barbaresco Serving Temp: 68°F (20°C) Aging: 10 years Suggested Retail: 29.99 Piazzo Moscato d`Asti
Type: Dessert / Moscato d'Asti Year: 2012 Region: Piemonte Email for more info
Varietal: 100% Moscato Bianco Color: Fine, white persistent foam; tenuous straw yellow or golden Bouquet: Pronounced yet delicate bouquet characteristic of the Moscato grape Taste: Delicately sweet, fresh and clean. This dessert wine is light and bursting with flavors of pineapple and peach Food Pairing: Great with fresh melon and light desserts, such as fruit tarts and pastries; or better yet, on its own Review: Serving Temp: Chilled: 50°F (10°C) Aging: 1 year Suggested Retail: 16.99
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