90% of the vineyards in Piedmont are planted by red grape varieties.
The most common grapes used in wine production in Piedmont:
– Nebbiolo (55%)
– Barbera (10%)
– Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains (7%)
– Eau-de-vie (4%)
– Dolcetto (3%)
– Rare Red Blend (3%)
– Cortese (3%)
– and others in smaller quantities
Wineries of Piedmont produce classic red wines. Nebbiolo grape variety contributes to the quality and reputation of the austere, tannic, and floral red wines of Piedmont. The most cultivated grape variety is Barbera from which lighter, fruity red wines are produced. In case of white, Gavi is number one white wine of the region and has delicate, flowery taste. Piedmont also produces one of Italy’s best sweet wines – Asti Soumante, made from Moscato grape.