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Piedmontese white wines

Roero Arneis, Cortese di Gavi, Erbaluce, Timorasso. Still or sparkling. It is difficult to choose the best. Because among the red-wine hills of the Langhe and Monferrato, the real pearl is often... white wine! Whether it is a very old native vine such as Nascetta or a classic of modern oenology such as Chardonnay, this "other" side of Piedmont cannot be ignored by the true lover of Italian wine.

Piedmont is in fact a region with a great wine-growing tradition, both white and red, with an extraordinary heritage of indigenous grapes. However, in recent decades, reds have definitely taken over: Barolo, Barbaresco, the great Barberas, Dolcetto and all the Nebbiolos from upper Piedmont are now – and justifiably so, of course - the winning trademarks of regional wine-growing. In addition, of course, to Moscato, which is perhaps the only great Piedmontese white grape with an international reach, but which, as we know, is almost always vinified sweet for the production of Moscato d'Asti, Asti spumante and some passito versions. 

Piedmontese white wine has therefore been rediscovered. At times, entire districts have rediscovered the vine after ancient white vines in the area had risked becoming extinct or being totally replaced with red grapes. Such is the case with Timorasso. Other grapes have found new life thanks to the demands of modern taste, which is increasingly oriented towards fresh, dry, vertical whites, excellent for aperitifs and responsible drinking: this is the case of Gavi and Arneis del Roero. Let's (re)discover them together!