A symbiosis between the generosity of the land and passionate human endeavour going back centuries, has crafted Piedmont’s reputation for quality wine (and food) around the world.

The region’s name, derived from ad pedem montium (at the foot of the mountains), recognises the place of this vast hilly area between mountains of the Alps to the east and the north, and the Apennines to the south. They provide a shield to rain, resulting in a slightly drier climate than other regions at similar latitude (such as Bordeaux).

A great variety of grapes is grown in the region, with among the most widespread Barbera, Dolcetto and of course Nebbiolo – used to make Barolo, as well as for example Barbaresco, Gattinara and Roero.

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