The Piedmont (or Piemonte) wine region is Italy’s largest – the thick fogs of the region known as nebbia, giving rise to Piedmont’s signature grape variety, Nebbiolo. Found in the famous Barolo and Barbaresco wines, the difficult grape produces some truly spectacular wines when handled correctly. Piedmont is more than a one trick pony though, and other red grapes fare particularly well in the region, notably Barbera and Dolcetto. Cortese is the main white grape of the region and goes into the wonderfully floral and finessed Gavi wines.
Extremely refined red. Sleek and very well-crafted. Fascinating aromas of walnut plums and crushed berries. Full-bodied with velvety tannins and a long caressing finish. This is built for ageing and is wonderfully harmonious. Goes on for ever on the palate. A glorious wine.