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Excellent DOCG wines of Piedmont

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A land of divine wines

The territory of Piedmont is incredibly variegated: the 26% is plain, the 44% mountains and the other 30% hills. Right in the hills of the region that, thanks to the innovative methods of cultivation the best DOC and DOCG wines are produced, mainly with red berries vines and some exception with white berries.
DOCG wines of Piedmont are 14.

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Alta Langa, denomination of origin just for Spumante wines, white, red or rosé obtained through the bottle fermentation in the provinces of Alessandria, Asti and Cuneo and with grapes coming from vineyards with ampelography composition of Pinot Nero and/or Chardonnay from 90 to 100%.

Asti, a typical wine of Piedmont which production occurs already in 1200. It is produced in the provinces of Alessandria, Asti and Cuneo exclusively with the grapes of Moscato Bianco, the denomination “Moscato d’Asti” is reserved to a non Spumante white wine.

Barbaresco, wine with ancient origins that is produced starting from the vine Nebbiolo in the Municipalities of Barbaresco Treiso and Neive.

Barbera d’Asti, becoming DOCG wine in 2008, and it is produced in an area of hills in the provinces of Asti and Alessandria with Barbera grapes at 90% and 10% of wine varieties with red berries.

Barbera del Monferrato Superiore, produced in the province of Alessandria and particular in the area of Asti. It is subjected to an ageing of 14 months, 6 of them in wooden barrels.

Barolo, produced with grapes Nebbiolo and aged for at least 3 years

Bracchetto d’Acqui, produced exclusively with grapes of the variety Bracchetto, coming from wineries located in the territories of Asti and Alessandia. It is produced in the types red and Spumante.

Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba, produced in the municipalities of Diano d’Alba (cuneo), has obtained the recognition of DOCG in 2010. Two types: Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba and Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba Superiore.

Dolcetto di Ovada Superiore, produced with grapes of Dolcetto in some municipalities of Ovadese in four types: Dolcetto di Ovada Superiore; Dolcetto di Ovada Superiore Riserva; Dolcetto di Ovada Superiore Vigna; Dolcetto di Ovada Superiore Vigna Riserva.

Dogliani, strong suit of the production of Dolcetto wines of Piedmont.

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Erbaluce di Caluso, produced with grapes of the wine variety Erbaluce, cultivated in the wine region in the province of Turin. Types: Erbaluce di Caluso; Erbaluce di Caluso Spumante; Erbaluce Passito; Erbaluce di Caluso Passito Riserva.

Gattinara, historic wine produced in the municipality of Gattinara in the province of Vercelli with grapes of Nebbiolo and aged in wooden barrels for at least two years.

Gavi, produced in the small hill area of the provinces of Alessandria by grapes of Cortese. Types: Gavi Tranquillo; Gavi frizzante; Gavi Spumante; Gavi riserva; Gavi riserva Spumante metodo classic.

Ghemme, vinified with grapes obtained by wine variety of Nebbiolo (for at least 85%), Vespolina and Bonarda Novarese and produced in the municipality with the same name and the one of Romagnano Sesia, in the province of Novara for the types of Ghemme and Ghemme riserva.

Roero, produced within the province with the same name in the province of Cuneo.

Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato, priduced in the 7 Municipalities in the Province of Asti with grapes Ruchè and also adding Barbera and/or Bracchetto.

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