Known for the big, burly wines of Barolo and Barbaresco, Piedmont sits high in Italy’s northwest corner. Home to some heavy-duty red wines and the ever-popular, light-hearted bubbles of Moscato, this particular Italian wine region is dominated by three key grapes: Barbera, Nebbiolo, and Dolcetto. 


Piedmont has a continental climate. The continental climate brings long, hot summers that extend into early autumn. Temperatures drop quickly for a cool fall and cold winter. Spring is also cool and often rainy.

The area is known for the morning mists and thick fog that roll through the mountains and valleys.


Soils are made up of varying degrees of sedimentary clay, calcareous marl, sandstone, and sand.


Barbera is Piedmont’s most widely planted grape. Barbera d’Asti DOCG and Barbera d’Alba Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) in addition to Nebvilo, Dolcetto, Cortese, Arenis & Moscato.

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