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Region: Piemonte

Piemonte DOC

The name Piemonte DOC appears, at first sight, to cover a large area, including the provinces of Alessandria, Asti and Cuneo (the Langhe part), where grapes are grown on every south-facing hill of these three provinces.

Pliny the Elder offers a detailed description of the Piemonte wines in his books, and Julius Caesar does not hold back his excitement when praising the wines from alba and the surrounding area.

Piemonte DOC is a fairly large area and after it received its independent DOC status in 1994, the zone has become a kind of “compilation DOC” for many of the former VDT wines (Vino da Tavola table wines), and the grapes vary from local, Piemonte types, to international ones, which are also used in separate, single varietal wines.

Finally, many of the other independent DOC zones in Piemonte, pop up here and there in Piemonte DOC for geographical reasons, and they are as follows:

For the Barbera-based wines: Barbera d'Asti Barbera del Monferrato Barbera d'Alba Colli Tortonesi Barbera Gabiano and Rubino di Cantavenna . p>

Of Grignolino-based wines we find Grignolino d'Asti Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese . p>

Of Cortese-based wines we find vineyards for Cortese dell'Alto Monferrato Cortese di Gavi Colli Tortonesi Cortese and Monferrato Casalese Cortese . p>

Brachetto-based wines we find fields for Brachetto d'Acqui and Chardonnay grape dolls Langhe Chardonnay up. p>

Finally, there are also field plots for wines registered under Asti DOCG and Loazzolo DOC . p>

Yes, you have to keep your tongue in your mouth, although no one said that would be easy.

Most of the wines of this zone are incidentally bubbly or sparkling, so there is something for every palate.

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