Piedmont is in Italy's northwest and borders with Switzerland and France. True
to the meaning of its name (foot of the mountain) It was originally
inhabited by Celtic tribes, which were later absorbed by the Romans.
Piedmont is one of the most magical wine regions in the world that
produces some of the world’s greatest wines. It is an Italian region
like no other, it is a picturesque region of mountains and valleys,
overrun with vineyards, castles and incredible cuisine.
Once the seat
of the Savoy empire since the nineteenth century. Piedmontese cuisine
draws, inspiration not only from Italian culture, but also French, due
to its close proximity to the French border and this influence shows. It
has been known for its Barolo and Barbaresco, the wine of kings and
queens, delicious crave-worthy wines made from the Nebbiolo grape that
are amongst some of the most coveted wines in the world.Try one of the
best Barolo and Barbaresco wines of Piedmont.
The Piedmont area rests in the northwest region of Italy where wine flows like water. With more DOC and DOCG titles than any other wine region in Italy, Piedmont has earned its reputation as the finest wine producer in the country.
Piedmont wine is anything but one note. From fine Italian red wine selections to Moscato wine, Piedmont has consistently turned out a wide variety of wines unmatched by other regions.
Barbera wines are among the newest to reach the DOCG status. This type of Italian red wine comes from the native Barbera grape. Bright red and cherry flavored, Barbera wine is predominate throughout Italy, but the Piedmont region is where it really excels. The wine is produced by the Barbera d’Asti and Barbera d’Alba DOCGs.
Moscato d’Asti Wine
Moscato wine is quite possibly the best known of Piedmont’s white wines. Both Moscato d’Asti wine and Asti Spumante are derived from the Moscato grape. Their richly sweet flavor sets them apart from other wines – they truly are a dessert wine that can be enjoyed all on their own or paired with other rich foods such as chocolate, cream and cheese.
Other Piedmont wine varietals to try include:
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