The two most celebrated wines of the region are the Nebbiolo-based Barbaresco and Barolo, these elegant and muscular reds are revered and collected by wine aficionados.While rightfully esteemed, these two wines tend to steal the spotlight from the numerous other incredible wines coming out of Piedmont.
Lets put Barbaresco and Barolo aside for the moment; we’re still left with Barbera d’Asti, Barbera d’Alba, Moscato d’Asti, Dolcetto d’Alba, Brachetto d’Acqui, Gavi di Gavi, Arneis…the number of world class wines being made in this relatively small region is almost difficult to believe.
Aside from the quantity, the variety of Piedmont wines is also astonishing; from fruit-packed, earthy Barberas, to strawberry sweet, bubbly Brachettos; from focused, elegant, and delightful red Dolcetto, to the peachy, fizzy, whimsical Moscatos. Tack on Arneis and Gavi, two of the country’s most elegant and refined whites, and you’ve got a region to be reckoned with.
Summer is a perfect time to resist the brooding Barolos and Barbarescos, and to delve into Piedmont’s more light-hearted, jovial wines.
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