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Alto Piemonte" is still largely unknown outside Italy. This is certainly also due to the long shadows cast by Barolo and Barbaresco, the legendary appellations in the south. In addition, many wine regions in the north are so tiny that their products hardly make it across the borders due to a lack of mass.

But it is worthwhile to look out for these wines. Those who are looking for authentic wines with a strong character far away from the mainstream must feel like in paradise in the northern Piedmont. Mostly, the wines of the north are a bit lighter compared to the famous neighbors, but without losing complexity and depth. The qualities are often excellent, sometimes great - and usually at reasonable prices. Nebbiolo is also the main variety here - under different names - but it is much less often vinified in its entirety than in the south. Uva Rara, Vespolina or Croatina are frequent blending partners, even if mostly in only small proportions.