Piedmont

Piedmote is the region with the greatest numbers of appellations but ranks 6th in terms of volume produced. Nebbiolo is the most famous variety and is named after the fogs that hug the hills at the time harvest.  It is used to produce Barolo and Barbaresco, which are amongst the best wines in the world. The main varieties here are; Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato (used in Asti Spumante), Arneis, Cortese.

The majority of the area’s winemaking take places in the provinces of Cuneo, Asti and Alessandria. The Brachetto is another variety used for making sweet and sparkling red wines.

Barolo is one of Italy’s greatest wines. Made from the Nebbiolo grape variety it has the ability to age gracefully; the tannins gradually soften leaving a wine that is perfectly matched with rich pasta and meat dishes.