Best Wines In Piedmont You Should Try

Piedmont is a very iconic region for Italian wine. Sophisticated and valuable, this region represents the culture and history of wine in Italy. This region has had vineyards since the 6th century BC and to this day cultivates and produces some of the best wine in the world.

The major areas of vineyards in Piedmont are the Langhe, Roero, Monferrato, Tortona hills, Canavese, and Upper Piedmont. Red wine and the Piedmontese rosé are the majority of wine produced in Piedmont, and white wine is the minority at about 30% of annual production.


One very important detail when tasting wine in Piedmont is to ensure that what you’re getting is a Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) product. This official label ensures that the wine you’re buying has been produced from Piedmontese vineyards and respects the traditional production process.

Now that we know the fundamentals for our Piedmontese wine-tasting journey, let’s take a look at what the region has to offer!

1. Barolo DOCG

The Barolo is most commonly known as the king of Italian red wines, for its intense taste, reminiscent of red berries, cherries, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The color of this wine is also striking, as it is grainy and very full. The Barolo comes exclusively from Langhe vineyards. Territories and hillside tracks filled with vineyards and medieval castles, one of which is called Barolo, and lent its name to the famous and prestigious wine. It is best paired with smoked red meats and seasoned meats and cheeses.

2. Barbera d’Asti DOCG

This wine originated in the Monferrato region and the Barbera vineyards are currently cultivated in the provinces of Alessandria and Asti, hence the name. This is also a very important and bespoken red wine at an international level. The Barbera d’Asti is a wine that can accompany almost every dish and is usually served throughout the entire meal. It has a harmonious taste with full and earthy aromas of cherries and blackberries.

3. Roero Arneis DOCG

As the name implies, this wine is cultivated in the Roero area and comes from Arneis grapes.

It is a white wine, with a color ranging from pale gold to yellow gold. It has a very soft smell and the taste is hard and dry, reminiscent of wood. This soft character makes it an excellent wine to accompany an appetizer.

4. Moscato d’Asti DOCG

Moscato d’Asti is the most iconic Moscato in the world and the basis of Piedmontese wine culture. The color is an intense brilliant gold. With its sophisticated sweet and strong taste of peach and lemon, and the iconic smell of orange flowers, this is the perfect wine to pair with a dessert.

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