We guess you know these wine names. Could you guess they're all coming from the same Italian region?
The name Piedmont comes from latin “ad pedem montium”, meaning at the foot of the mountains, and it’s considered worldwide as one of the most important wine-growing regions in the world. Whilst the region champions a number of varieties, Nebbiolo is the most spectacular, ethereal and capable of producing truly profound wine such as Barolo and Barbaresco, whose names come from small villages of the Langhe region. However, the most cultivated variety is Barbera, from which lighter, fruity wine is produced, typical of the Monferrato area. In the case of white wines, the Gavi is number one. Here, the Cortese di Gavi variety produces delicate, flowery plants, while the Arneis is more likely to have a fruity-spicy, honey-like bouquet.
Wine of Piedmont is of its own character, as many of the local grapes are either not grown in other parts of Italy or play a comparable qualitative role there. This applies to the Nebbiolo, the Grignolino, Dolcetto, Cortese and even the Barbera does not quite play the role in the rest of Italy as in Piedmont.