Great Wines of Piedmont
Barolo and other Piedmont great wines
Piemonte (Piedmont) produces some of the best wines in the world. Famous names such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, Asti Spumante and Dolcetto, to name but a few. There are many places to visit for wine tasting and the opportunity to buy direct from wine producers. The most famous areas are Langhe, Roero and Monferrato centred around the towns of Alba, Canale and Asti respectively.
During the year there are many wine festivals in Piedmont such as the Alba Wine Festival and the Alba White Truffle Festival.
There are 36 DOCs and 4 DOCGs in Piedmont. Production is in three main areas of Piedmont: Le Langhe located south of Alba, Monferrato, which is the area surrounding Asti and Alessandria. The average vine owner has 2.5 acres of vines.
Vines have to be hardy to survive here. We generally have plenty of snowfall in the winter, warm and dry summers and not much rain. Fog is common around February and harvest time.
Here are is list of the wines produced here:
DOC wines: Albugnano, Alta Langa, Arneis, Barbera d'Alba, Barbera d'Asti, Barbera del Monferrato, Boca, Bramaterra, Canavese, Carema, Cisterna d'Asti, Colli Tortonesi, Collina Torinese, Colline Novaresi, Colline Saluzzesi, Cortese dell'Alto Monferrato, Coste della Sesia, Dolcetto d'Acqui, Dolcetto d'Alba, Dolcetto d'Asti, Dolcetto delle Langhe Monregalesi, Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba, Dolcetto di Dogliani, Dolcetto di Ovada, Erbaluce di Caluso or Caluso, Fara, Freisa d'Asti, Freisa di Chieri, Gabiano, Grignolino d'Asti, Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese, Langhe, Lessona, Loazzolo, Malvasia di Casorzo d'Asti, Malvasia di Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Monferrato, Nebbiolo d'Alba, Piemonte, Pinerolese, Roero, Rubino di Cantavenna, Ruch di Castagnole Monferrato, Sizzano, Valsusa, Verduno Pelavrega or Verduno
DOCG wines: Acqui or Brachetto d'Acqui, Asti, Barbaresco, Barolo, Gattinara, Gavi or Cortese di Gavi, Ghemme
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