What wine is Piemonte known for?
Piedmont (Piemonte) enjoys an unrivaled seat among the world’s very finest wine regions. Located in northwest Italy it is the home of more DOCG wines than any other Italian region, among them such well known and respected names as Barolo, Barbaresco, and Barbera d’Asti.
What is Piemonte famous for?
Piemonte is famous for its truffles, and there’s no better time to seek out the region’s famous whites, than in October, when gourmets and chefs from around the world descend on Alba for the annual White Truffle Fair (officially known as the Fiera Internazionale di Tartufo Bianco d’Alba).
Which wines come from Piedmont Italy?
Red Wines of Piedmont
- Barbera d’Asti DOCG (90% min)
- Barbera d’Asti Sottozona “Nizza” DOCG (90% min)
- Barbera del Monferrato Superiore DOCG.
- Barbera del Monferrato DOC.
- Barbera d’Alba DOC.
- Gabiano DOC (90–95%)
- Rubino di Cantavenna DOC (75–90%)
- Colli Tortonesi Barbera DOC (85% min.)
Where does Barolo wine come from in Italy?
The scenic region sits in the foothills of the Alps in northwestern Italy; in fact, the mountainous soil that nurtures the vines of the Nebbiolo is what gives this wine its distinct characteristics. Known around the world as “the king of wines,” Barolo is a timeless wine with a history as rich as its nickname.
Which grape is closely associated with Piedmont?
The Barbera grape is the most widely planted variety in all of the Piedmont and makes a juicy, muscular red wine that is not as tannic as Barolo and Barbaresco.
What wine is similar to Barolo?
Alternatives to Barolo and Barbaresco
- Vietti “Perbacco” Nebbiolo d’Alba.
- Ettore Germano Langhe Nebbiolo.
- Castello di Verduno Langhe Nebbiolo.
- Luciano Sandrone “Valmaggiore” Nebbiolo d’Alba.
What grapes are grown in Piedmont Italy?
Common Grape Varieties
- Arneis. In a region known for noble red wines, Arneis is the white grape on which crisp, citrusy Roero Arneis is based.
- Barbera. High in acidity, this red variety makes one of Italy’s greatest food wines.