Piedmont is the Burgundy of Italy, where Nebbiolo is King. Though Barolo (and Barbaresco) elevated Piedmont on the wine world map, they only account for 3% of the wine made in the region. Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato, Gavi (Cortese), and Arneis are some of the other major, and more widely planted, players. Piedmont enjoys a colder climate to the north in the base of the Alps to a warmer Mediterranean one in the south, so wines from that region can be lighter with high acid (like Gattinara), or fuller with more lush fruits (like wines from Asti), and everything in between. So what ever way your current tastes run, Piedmont will have a match!
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