Piemonte is synonymous with the singular pleasures of Nebbiolo. The subtle perfume, the formidable tannins, and the scorching acidity all offer the wine lover a chance to swear allegiance to vitis vinifera in its most intractable form. In this corner of Italy viticulture falls into two broad bands running, for the most part, east-west. The northern belt follows the curve of the Alps from the Ligurian border in the south around to Lombardy in the east whilst the southern strip comprises the broad strip of foothills between the River Po and the Ligurian Alps.
With Mascarello, Damilano and Cabutto leading the charge in the Langhe,Marco Porello in the good value enclave of the Roero, La Zerba’s classy Gavi di Tassarolo, Pecchenino and Clavesana working their magic on Dolcetto, La Morandina championing Moscato and the one-and-only Walter Massa saving Timorasso from extinction, I think it’s fair to say we have Piemonte well and truly covered.