Piedmont Italy

The name “Piedmont” comes from the Italian word “Piemonte” meaning, foothill. Ultimately from Latin “pedemontium”, meaning “at the foot of the mountains”

Piedmont

Piedmont is one of the top wine regions in Italy, as the land of Barolo and Barbaresco, even though these mega-popular wines only account for 3% of the region’s wine production.

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Grapes

The red wines are mainly from three grapes: Nebbiolo, were Barolo DOCG and Barbaresco DOCG are from. Barbera grape, the most planted grape in Piedmont less finicky than Nebbiolo base wine, very enjoyable. Dolcetto grape which it does not produce sweet wines as the name will suggest but it could be similar as characteristic to Merlot wine. Other successful red grapes from Piedmont region are: Brachetto, Freisa, Bonarda, Quagliano, Grignolino, Pelaverga, Vespolina, Malvasia di Schierano, Ruche'. Piedmont white grapes varietal is also mainly three, Moscato Bianco for Asti Spumante and Moscato d'Asti both sparkling wines. Cortese for Gavi wines that could be similar to Pinot Grigio and Chablis and last but not least Arneis, very aromatic similar to a Sauvignon Blanc.

Vespolina

Vespolina creates light-red colored wines, with sour red cherry and berry aromas lifted by balsamic notes, roses, violets and spices like pepper on the nose. Typically planted in Northern Piedmont around Gattinara and Ghemme. Vespolina is typically blended with other grapes, such as Bonarda Piemontese and Nebbiolo.

Timorasso

Timorasso is a Piedmontese white grape that yields crisp, high acid and very mineral-forward wines, with white floral aromas, ripe stone fruit, and bright citrus on the palate. Its high acidity makes it a white wine that is suitable for aging.

Nebbiolo

From this grape, two of the most world-renowned wines are made: Barolo and Barbaresco, with many more DOCs and DOCGs throughout northern Italy. The name Nebbiolo comes from the word “nebbia,” which means “fog,” a very common occurence in Piedmont where it mostly grows. Nebbiolo produces very different wines depending on where it is grown. In general, Nebbiolo expresses as bold, tannic, and elegant red wines. The color of these wines is light and bright, turning more brick in color with age. Nebbiolo’s typical nose includes delicate red fruit and roses, with cherry, leather, coffee, tar, anise, and earthy notes on the palate, with grippy tannins.

Moscato Bianco

This grape is used to produce Piedmont’s Asti Spumante and Moscato d’Asti. Moscato is recognizable for its unmistakable bouquet that almost always includes musk, peach, and sage, with secondary aromas of lime, wisteria, honey and white flowers. In sparkling wines, you can also find creamy notes due to the yeast. Typically low in alcohol with elegant structure, but always compact, with medium freshness and low minerality.

Grignolino

Grignolino is a red grape from Piedmont which exudes a lovely aroma of fresh flowers, small berries, and spices such as white pepper. Grignolinos also have high acidity and crisp tannins that make them great pairings for fatty food.

Dolcetto

In Piedmont, Dolcetto’s home, the name means “little sweet one.” There are eleven DOC wines made from this grape throughout Piedmont that all have different characteristics. Generally though, Dolcetto presents soft tannins and low acidity. A typical Dolcetto wine is intensely and brightly colored and offers dark, gently spicy aromas with earthy undertones of nutty notes in more tannic examples.

Cortese

Cortese is a white grape variety that is most famous for its role in the crisp, lime-scented wines of Gavi. The variety is known for its high acidity and freshness. Apple, peach, and honeydew flavors are commonly associated with Cortese wine, with lime, almond, and light herbal or grassy aromas.

Arneis

Arneis, in the local dialect means “little rascal,” because of its difficult cultivation, and used to be called Nebbiolo Bianco due to the prized nature of the grape (they share no relation). It used to be planted near precious Nebbiolo vines to attract birds to its sweet scent, and away from the Nebbiolo. Arneis wines are delicately straw green with aromas of white flowers, chamomile tea, white peach, and apricot, with flavors of citrus, ripe pear, and sweet almond. Typically light, cresh, and crisp.

Barbera

One of the most widely planted native grapes in Italy, classic characteristics of Barbera include low tannins, high acidity and very concentrated color, which makes it good for blending. Generally Barberas have grape-forward aromas with red fruit, underbush and delicate spice on the palate, with a very dry finish.

Brachetto

Brachetto is an aromatic red grape that can generate both still and sparkling wines. Aromatic and light-bodied with lovely tart aromas and flavors of sour red cherry, red berry, and cherry pie.. Perfect with desserts.

Wines

The Piedmont region is situated between the Alps to the north side and Apennines to the south, where there is the most high-quality wine production of the region. In Piedmont about 65% of production is for red wine and the rest for white wine divided for the most in DOC and DOCG designation. The traditional Piedmont cuisine is known for being elegant, flavorful and rich, so Piedmont ' s wines are a great pair with umami food, rich fatty food in particular, seasoned cheeses and more and more.

Araldica
Piedmont
Albera Barbera d’Asti DOCG
Italy
Araldica
Piedmont
Campo del Senatore Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG
Italy
Araldica
Piedmont
Corsini Barbaresco DOCG
Italy
Araldica
Flori Barolo DOCG
Italy
Araldica
Piedmont
La Luciana Gavi DOCG
Italy
Broglia
Piedmont
Bruno Gavi di Gavi DOCG
Italy
Broglia
Piedmont
Il Doge Gavi DOCG
Italy
Broglia
Piedmont
La Meirana Gavi di Gavi DOCG
Italy
Broglia
Piedmont
La Meirana Sparkling Gavi DOCG
Italy
Broglia
Piedmont
Rosato Langhe DOC
Italy
Broglia
Piedmont
Timorasso Derthona
Italy
Castelvero
Piedmont
Barbera Piemonte DOC
Italy
Castelvero
Piedmont
Cortese Piemonte DOC
Italy
Distilleria Sibona
Piedmont
Classic Grappa
Italy
Davide Fregonese
Piedmont
Cerretta Barolo DOCG
Italy
Davide Fregonese
Piedmont
Prapò Barolo DOCG
Italy
Giovanni Rosso
Piedmont
Donna Margherita Barbera d’Alba DOCG
Italy
Franco Roero
Piedmont
Carbuné Barbera d’Asti DOCG
Italy
Franco Roero
Piedmont
Grignolino d’Asti DOC
Italy
Garesio
Piedmont
Cerretta Barolo DOCG
Italy
Garesio
Piedmont
Nebbiolo Langhe DOC
Italy
Garesio
Piedmont
Nizza DOCG
Italy
Garesio
Piedmont
Nizza Riserva DOCG
Italy
Garesio
Piedmont
Serralunga d’Alba Barolo DOCG
Italy
Giovanni Rosso
Piedmont
Barolo del Comune di Serralunga d’Alba DOCG
Italy
Giovanni Rosso
Piedmont
Barolo DOCG
Italy
Giovanni Rosso
Piedmont
Cerretta Barolo DOCG
Italy
Giovanni Rosso
Piedmont
Ester Canale Nebbiolo Langhe DOC
Italy
Giovanni Rosso
Piedmont
Ester Canale Vigna Rionda Barolo DOCG
Italy
Giovanni Rosso
Piedmont
Serra Barolo DOCG
Italy
Distilleria Sibona
Piedmont
Grappa Barbera
Italy
Distilleria Sibona
Piedmont
Grappa Barolo
Italy
Distilleria Sibona
Piedmont
Grappa Madeira Wood Finish
Italy
Distilleria Sibona
Piedmont
Grappa Old Barrel Aged
Italy
Distilleria Sibona
Piedmont
Grappa Port Wood Finish
Italy
Distilleria Sibona
Piedmont
Grappa XO
Italy
Il Chiosso
Piedmont
Fara DOC
Italy
Il Chiosso
Piedmont
Gattinara DOCG
Italy
Il Chiosso
Piedmont
Ghemme DOCG
Italy
Il Chiosso
Piedmont
Nebbiolo Colline Novaresi DOC
Italy
La Ganghija
Piedmont
Barbaresco DOCG
Italy
La Ganghija
Piedmont
Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC
Italy
La Ganghija
Piedmont
Chardonnay Langhe DOC
Italy
La Ganghija
Piedmont
Dolcetto d’Alba DOC
Italy
La Ganghija
Piedmont
Giacosa Barbaresco DOCG
Italy
La Ganghija
Piedmont
Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC
Italy
Distilleria Sibona
Piedmont
Liquore alla Camomilla
Italy
Marenco
Piedmont
Albarossa Piemonte DOC
Italy
Marenco
Piedmont
Bassina Barbera d’Asti DOCG
Italy
Marenco
Piedmont
Carioloso Monferrato Bianco DOC
Italy
Marenco
Piedmont
Passri Scrapona Passito Strevi DOC
Italy
Marenco
Piedmont
Pineto Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG
Italy
Marenco
Piedmont
Scrapona Moscato d’Asti DOCG
Italy
Marenco
Piedmont
Strev Moscato d’Asti DOCG
Italy
Giovanni Rosso
Piedmont
Nebbiolo Langhe DOC
Italy
Pecchenino
Piedmont
Botti Nebbiolo Langhe DOC
Italy
Pecchenino
Piedmont
Bricco Botti Dogliani Superiore DOCG
Italy
Pecchenino
Piedmont
Bricco Ravera Nebbiolo Langhe DOC
Italy
Pecchenino
Piedmont
Bussia Barolo DOCG
Italy
Pecchenino
Piedmont
Langhe Maestro Bianco DOC
Italy
Pecchenino
Piedmont
Le Coste di Monforte Barolo DOCG
Italy
Pecchenino
Piedmont
San Giuseppe Barolo DOCG
Italy
Pecchenino
Piedmont
San Luigi Dogliani DOCG
Italy
Pecchenino
Piedmont
Siri d’Jermu Dogliani Superiore DOCG
Italy
Pecchenino
Piedmont
Spumante Metodo Alta Langa
Italy
Produttori del Barbaresco
Piedmont
Asili Barbaresco Riserva DOCG
Italy
Produttori del Barbaresco
Piedmont
Barbaresco DOCG
Italy
Produttori del Barbaresco
Piedmont
Montefico Barbaresco Riserva DOCG
Italy
Produttori del Barbaresco
Piedmont
Montestefano Barbaresco Riserva DOCG
Italy
Produttori del Barbaresco
Piedmont
Muncagota Barbaresco Riserva DOCG
Italy
Produttori del Barbaresco
Piedmont
Nebbiolo Langhe DOC
Italy
Produttori del Barbaresco
Piedmont
Ovello Barbaresco Riserva DOCG
Italy
Produttori del Barbaresco
Piedmont
Pajè Barbaresco Riserva DOCG
Italy
Produttori del Barbaresco
Piedmont
Pora Barbaresco Riserva DOCG
Italy
Produttori del Barbaresco
Piedmont
Rabajà Barbaresco Riserva DOCG
Italy
Produttori del Barbaresco
Piedmont
Rio Sordo Barbaresco Riserva DOCG
Italy
Distilleria Sibona
Piedmont
Sibona Alo-è Liqueur
Italy
Distilleria Sibona
Piedmont
Sibona Amaro
Italy
Distilleria Sibona
Piedmont
Uvedilanga
Italy
Broglia
Piedmont
Vecchia Annata Gavi di Gavi DOCG
Italy