Piedmont

Piedmont is the home of more DOCG wines (highest classification for Italian wines) than any other Italian regions. It is dominated by two black grapes (Nebbiolo and Barbera) and one white grape (Moscato). The greatest success story for this region is Moscato d'Asti. This area is often described as "Burgundy Of Italy", due to its family wineries and a focus on quality which sometimes borders on obsession. Piedmont is challenged only by Veneto and Tuscany for the top spot among Italian wine regions.