Today, I’d rather be drinking a white from Piemonte!
Piedmont is not just home to Barolo and Barbaresco, this cool, hilly northern landscape also produces some of Italy’s greatest white wines. Just like the reds, the white grape varieties grown in Piedmont are native to the region, except that occasionally you’ll find a stray Riesling, like the pure, mineral example from Ettore Germano.
But Piedmont’s most famous white is undoubtedly Arneis, and the Brovia family, one of the greatest producers of Barolo, makes one that is so good!
The rarest and hardest-to-find white of Piedmont is the Erbaluce, as there are only a handful of producers and just a few acres of vineyards that exist. The Ferrando family, who crafts the highly sought-after Nebbiolo of Carema makes an equally great Erbaluce, and it’s even harder to find!
Finally, people these days are mad about Moscato d’Asti, it’s the fastest selling type of wine in the country. Yet, few Moscatos are as good as Elio Perrone’s. This is benchmark Moscato d’Asti.