Ask most winos what place is synonymous with nebbiolo and without hesitation they’ll say Barolo. In their second breath they’ll utter Barbaresco, the next region over in the same Langhe hills. Only the most knowledgeable will tell you, in their third breath, of the exceptional nebbiolo that exists in Northern Piedmont, aka Alto Piemonte.
In this, the second part of the series, we dive into the dizzying world of Monferrato. Moscato and barbera may reign, but it’s these multitudes of obscure and fascinating grape varieties that really keep wine geeks coming back for more.
Exceptionally food friendly, it would stand up a treat next to buttery pasta dishes, risotto, and creamy mashed potatoes.
This bouncy ball of drinkability makes a nice change from the heavy sweetness of many of its Asti counterparts.