Winery of Giacomo Costa in Piemonte, Italy

Taste of Piemonte

The last few days I spent in Switzerland’s closest neighbourhood in the South – Piemonte (engl. Piedmont) in Northern Italy. Piedmont is one of the 20 regions of Italy. It has an area of 25’402 square kilometres and a population of about 4.6 million. The capital of Piedmont is Turin. The name Piedmont comes from medieval Latin Pedemontium or Pedemontis, i.e., ad pedem montium, meaning “at the foot of the mountains.
This region is famous for its tasty food and of course, for the wine. The best-known wines from the region include Barolo and Barbaresco, which are made from the Nebbiolo grape. Other popular grapes used for red wine production are Barbera and Dolcetto. Wine made on the Barbera grape is often fruity and delicate with less tannin than wine made from the Nebbiolo grape. The sparkling wine Asti spumante is made from the Moscato grape.
During this time, we tasted different kinds of wine at three wineries

visited a vineyard and a cheese dairy, made a trip to La Morra (basically we just went to the best-looking enoteca (vinotheque) and of course ate hell of a lot. Glad I still fit in my pants :D.