Almost forgotten, but local grape varieties are back in fashion!
The term other Piedmont wines describes all wines that are usually only offered in small quantities or only regionally and therefore do not really fit into any of the known categories. These are almost exclusively local or, to put it better, autochthonous grape varieties that are so typical of the Piedmont wine region.Mehr lesen
Enjoy these grape varieties cultivated only in Piedmont
In fact, Italy is among the leading countries in terms of the number of autochthonous grape varieties, and Piedmont is at the top in Italy. These wines often date back to antiquity and at that time and up to the beginning of the 20th century had th century a much greater importance than today. Many of these grape varieties were only cultivated regionally and often only produced in small quantities and for the local market. As the market took on a global dimension, many of these grape varieties were threatened with extinction. Only thanks to the initiative of far-sighted winegrowers were some of these grape varieties able to survive and experience a certain renaissance.
Good examples of autochthonous grape varieties that have survived are red wine varieties such as Albarossa, Freisa, Grignolino and Ruchè or white wine varieties such as Erbaluce, Favorita, Nascetta or Anas-Cetta. The variety of grape varieties that prevail in Piedmont is an important factor for the region, and underlines the uniqueness of Piedmont as one of the most important wine regions in the world.