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Drink Italian! best wine from Piedmont

Are Piedmont ones the best wines of Italy?

The excellence of Italian wine comes from Piemonte region, located in the north-east of Italy. 

Varieties and wines.

Wines from Piemonte are considered the best of Italian wines. Is, in other words, this reputation deserved? Let’s discover together which are best wines best wines from Piedmont.

Piedmont has always been a region suited to the cultivation of the vine since 10th Century BC.

Likewise Tuscany, one of the most continuous regions to produce the amazing beverage. Therefore, for Centuries, lineages of winemakers, passed their knowledge and devotion to new generations.

In addition, Piemonte was the first region to introduce innovative winemaking techniques and standards. Thanks to the visionary projects of few winemakers, Italian enology increased. In conclusion, entire Italy, improved its quality and reputation abroad thanks to Piemonte.

Wines are both red and white.  Red wines come from Barbera, Brachetto, Dolcetto, Grignolino, Nebbiolo, Pelaverga grapes. White as the Arneis, Cortese, Erbaluce, Muscat Blanc.

Superstar of the varieties is, certainly, Nebbiolo grape. Nebbiolo is the base for different wines including Barolo, Barbaresco, Gattinara or Ghemme (where they call the grape Spanna). Certainly, this grape is not that easy to cultivate, but here in Piedmont lives in its election world.

Piemonte boast an incredible number of DOCG and DOC wines, unique varieties and pluri-awarded winemaker.

Soil and winemaking.

The soil is fertile, landscape scenery and enchanting. Hills completely full of vines, high mountains to protect a land certainly vocated to wine production, like few others.

Piedmont region takes the name literally from its geography. It means at the base of the Mountain. Generally associated to red wines production, however boasts good whites and sparkling.

Mainly are monovarietal wines, that is to say, wines produced with a single variety of grape.

Final taste for these wines varies for the vineyard soils. Different light condition and day/night temperature range, play a part too. Piedmont and France are striclty connected for culture and phisical proximity. This, pushed local producers to absorb french concepts for terroir and cru.

That is why many wines from Piedmont shows on the label the indication of zone or parcel. Likewise, indication of cru, in other words, a single portion of vineyard.

To explain, La Morra, Barolo, Serralunga d’Alba, Monforte d’Alba and Castiglione Falletto are Barolo wine’s kingdom. Barolo’s cru area: Bussia, Lazzarito, Cerequio, Rocche, Brunate, Cannubi.

Barbaresco, Treiso and Neive are instead the kingdom of Barbaresco wine. Barbaresco’s cru area: Rabajà, Asili e Montestefano.

In conclusion if you’d read those indication in the label, just grab the bottle and prepare for a lovely glass.

We recommend to try some of the following:

White wine from Piemonte region:

Roero Arneis bricco delle ciliegie 2012 – Almondo giovanni (Montà d’Alba – Cuneo)
Gavi del comune di Gavi Bruno Broglia 2011 – Broglia Gian Piero Tenuta la Meirana (Gavi-Alessandria)
Erbaluce di Caluso – Favaro Le chiusure – (Piverone-Torino)
Gavi – 2012 La Raia (Novi Ligure – Alessandria)
Colli Tortonesi Cavallina 2011 – Mariotto Claudio (Tortona-Alessandria)
Moscato d’Asti Saracco Paolo (Castiglione tinella – Cuneo)

Red wine from Piemonte:

2011 Barbera d’Alba Cascina Dardi Fantino Alessandro e Gian Natale( Monforte d’Alba-Cuneo)
2011 Nebbiolo d’Alba Briccola- Grimaldi Bruna (Serralunga d’Alba- Cuneo)
2012 Dolcetto d’Alba – Borgogno serio e Battista (Barolo- Cuneo)
2010 Barbaresco sanadaive Adriano Marco e Vittorio (Alba- Cuneo)

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