Piemonte

Piedmont is situated in the northwestern corner of Italy. It is renowned for its outstanding cuisine, wine and food products such as truffles, fine chocolate and hazelnuts. The international "Slow Food" movement was created here in 1986.
The majority of the area's winemaking takes places in the provinces of Cuneo, Asti and Alessandria.

The best-known wines from the region include Barolo and Barbaresco. They are made from the Nebbiolo grape. These wines are ideal for storage and a well-aged Barolo may leave a feeling of drinking velvet because the tannins are polished and integrated within the wine. As the wine matures it takes on a more brownish and garnet colour. Barolo and Barbaresco can be found at top quality restaurants throughout the world. Older vintages, which are generally produced by small winemaking families, are often worth hundreds of dollars.

Other popular grapes used for red wine production are Barbera and Dolcetto. Wine made from the Barbera grape is often fruity and delicate with less tannin than wine made from the Nebbiolo grape. Dolcetto on the other hand, is not sweet as the name indicates (dolce is Italian for sweet) and produces fresh, dry red wines with some tannin. The wines made from the Dolcetto grape should be consumed young.
Piedmont also produces some superb white wines, namely Gavi and Arneis.
The Moscato d'Asti sparkling wine is made from the Moscato grape and is perfect for cream based desserts and is ever present at weddings. Due to its low alcohol content (5-6%), it's also a perfect accompaniment with fresh fruit.
Brachetto is another variety used for making sweet and sparkling red wines.
Piedmont also produces exceptional grappa, which is made from many of these grapes.

Our Piemonte producers

Renato Buganza
Alba - Cuneo
Dante Rivetti
Neive - Cuneo
Isobella della Croce
Loazzolo - Asti
Castello di Uviglie
Monferrato - Alessandria
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