Piedmont above the mist

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Barolo and Barbaresco. These two Piedmontese appellations are well known in France. But their success is not as great there as elsewhere. However, they have earned their place in the firmament of exceptional wines in recent decades. Explanations. And a presentation of four estates that embody the excellence of these wines.

The Piedmont is one of the great Italian wine regions. There are twelve thousand hectares of vineyards, with numerous appellations in the north such as Gattinara or Ghemme, which are often less well known. We will content ourselves with the two appellations that everyone has heard of: Barolo and Barbaresco. A consortium of guardians (consorzio di tutela) represents most of the region’s DOCs and DOCGs, except for Roero, which lives its own life. The Barolo appellation is much larger than Barbaresco.

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