For some, Piedmont is considered the premier Italian wine region. Sitting in the North-Western corner of Italy, it is home to some of the most recognisable and revered wines. Red wines reign supreme in this region and the king of red varieties in Piedmont is Nebbiolo. Both Barolo and Barbaresco are DOCG wines made entirely from the Nebbiolo grape in the Langhe hills around Alba and each is named after a village within its production zone.
You will also find Nebbiolo grown outside the above DOCG’s and labeled d ‘Alba or Langhe as well as other red varieties such as Dolcetto and Barbera. White wines
play a supporting role in this part of the country but look for Gavi from the Cortese grape and Arneis produced in the Roero zone near Alba.
And for sparkling wines the delicious, low-alcohol wines of Asti are produced from the Moscato grape.