Piedmont

Description

Description

Given the tremendous quality of their indigenous grapes, Piedmontese wines enjoy an enviable reputation. The remarkable richness of this Northern Italian wine region is also reflected in the fact that it boasts Italy’slargest number of wines having earned a Denominazione di origine controllata et garantita (DOCG) accreditation. Known for producing a wide range of wines, from the sparkling and festive Moscato d'Asti, to the serious and heady Dolcetto di Dogliani, it is specifically from the hills of Langhe, in the province of Cuneo, that hail the majority of Piedmont’s best vintages. Located at the foot of the Alps, one hour's drive from Turin, it is here that both Barolo and Barbaresco wines are produced using renowned Nebbiolo grapes, which yield some of the Bel Paese’s best wines. Moreover, great wine is best enjoyed with great food, which explains why Piedmont has such a reputation for gastronomy and upscale restaurants with fine wine cellars. 

What to do?

More sophisticated foodies might insist on visiting Piedmont in the fall, which is high season for the famous white truffle of Alba, whose characteristic aromas are a perfect match for locally-made risotto and tagliatelle. Quaint and elegant, Alba is a shopper’s dream in addition to being home to one of the world’s largest truffle fairs. But, don’t expect to get much of a bargain; the price tag on fine truffles can easily top 5,000 euros per kilogram. Alba is also a hub for those wishing to visit the many villages in the area, including Barolo and its eponymous castle, home to Enoteca Regionale del Barolo.  Turin, the capital of Piedmont, is one of the best places to eat in Italy. 

Wines

Flagship Wine Grapes

  • Arneis
  • Barbera
  • Brachetto
  • Cortese
  • Dolcetto
  • Moscato
  • Nebbiolo

Flagship Wine Appellations

  • Barbaresco DOCG
  • Barbera d'Alba DOC
  • Barbera d'Asti Superiore DOCG
  • Barolo DOCG
  • Brachetto d'Acqui DOCG

Vitivinicoles activities in the region

Wine and food pairing

Discovery ride

Wine Tasting

Cellar visit

Given the tremendous quality of their indigenous grapes, Piedmontese wines enjoy an enviable reputation. The remarkable richness of this Northern Italian wine region is also reflected in the fact that it boasts Italy’slargest number of wines having earned a Denominazione di origine controllata et garantita (DOCG) accreditation. Known for producing a wide range of wines, from the sparkling and festive Moscato d'Asti, to the serious and heady Dolcetto di Dogliani, it is specifically from the hills of Langhe, in the province of Cuneo, that hail the majority of Piedmont’s best vintages. Located at the foot of the Alps, one hour's drive from Turin, it is here that both Barolo and Barbaresco wines are produced using renowned Nebbiolo grapes, which yield some of the Bel Paese’s best wines. Moreover, great wine is best enjoyed with great food, which explains why Piedmont has such a reputation for gastronomy and upscale restaurants with fine wine cellars. 

What to do?

More sophisticated foodies might insist on visiting Piedmont in the fall, which is high season for the famous white truffle of Alba, whose characteristic aromas are a perfect match for locally-made risotto and tagliatelle. Quaint and elegant, Alba is a shopper’s dream in addition to being home to one of the world’s largest truffle fairs. But, don’t expect to get much of a bargain; the price tag on fine truffles can easily top 5,000 euros per kilogram. Alba is also a hub for those wishing to visit the many villages in the area, including Barolo and its eponymous castle, home to Enoteca Regionale del Barolo.  Turin, the capital of Piedmont, is one of the best places to eat in Italy. 

Flagship Wine Grapes

  • Arneis
  • Barbera
  • Brachetto
  • Cortese
  • Dolcetto
  • Moscato
  • Nebbiolo

Flagship Wine Appellations

  • Barbaresco DOCG
  • Barbera d'Alba DOC
  • Barbera d'Asti Superiore DOCG
  • Barolo DOCG
  • Brachetto d'Acqui DOCG

Vitivinicoles activities in the region

Wine and food pairing

Discovery ride

Wine Tasting

Cellar visit

Vineyards