To drink in Piedmont: where and what
The districts of the wines in Piedmont are “territorial units” with similar characteristics intended for viticulture. Together with the districts have been created the Wine Routes, tourist paths intended to promote the knowledge of the most important product of the area: report from the Wine Road Monferrato, The Astesana (Asti wine road), the Royal Route wine Turin, Barolo Route and the great wines of Langa, Monferrato Asti wine Road and the wine Road of the Tortona hills.
Along the Wine Roads meet the regional wineries, a reference point for tours and tastings: Enoteca Regionale Acqui “Spas and Wine” – Enoteca Regionale del Barolo – Enoteca Regionale del Barbaresco – Enoteca Regionale Piemontese Cavour – Enoteca Regionale Canelli e dell’Astesana – Enoteca Regionale Gattinara e Nebbioli Nord Piemonte – Enoteca Regionale del Monferrato – Enoteca Regionale del Roero – Enoteca Regionale Vini della Provincia di Torino – Enoteca Regionale di Ovada e del Monferrato – Enoteca Regionale della Serra.
The wines of Piemonte are divided into DOCG (Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin) and DOC (Denomination of Controlled Origin). To the first belong the Spumante of Alta Langa, Barbera d’Asti, Barbaresco and Barolo (Cuneo), Brachetto d ‘Acqui, Cortese di Gavi, Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba, Erbaluce Caluso and Erbaluce sweet and sparkling in the provinces of Turin, Biella and Vercelli, Vercelli Gattinara, Ghemme of the province of Novara and the various Moscati Asti, Canelli and Santa Vittoria d’Alba, while the wines DOC are Langhe Arneis, the Albugnano of the province of Asti, the different qualities of Barbera, Boca, Bonarda, Brachetto, Carema and Cortese, Dolcetto d ‘Alba, Acqui and Dogliani, Freisa di Chieri, Grignolino d’Asti, Malvasia di Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Nebbiolo d’Alba, and the Verduno Pelaverga.
The visitor suggest match, these high quality wines, another product which in varying degrees is central to the Piedmontese cuisine: cheese. The DOP cheeses of Piedmont are nine: Bra, Castelmagno, Gorgonzola, Grana Padano, Murazzano, Raschera, Robiola di Roccaverano, Taleggio and Toma Piemontese. The combinations suggested on soft cheeses and seasoned wine Barbera, Freisa, Grignolino and Dolcetto; versions seasoned flavor and more powerful wines Nebbiolo, Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera and Dolcetto d’Alba.
Do not forget the “truffle”, known officially d’Alba, which with its aroma is able to make every dish unforgettable: investments are more exciting with the fried egg, the “tajarin” (fresh pasta) fondue and risotto paired with Barolo, Barbaresco, Gattinara, Ghemme, Roero, Ruchè and Sizzano.