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.