Piedmont ranks 6th in the country’s highest production and seats amongst the world’s most acclaimed wine regions. This hilly area bordered by the Alps is renowned for its fog (”nebbia”) and hosts many small family wineries. It produces more DOCGs than any other region. Thick-skinned, tannic, exalted Nebbiolo red grapes have made its reputation with bold and age-worthy Barolo and Barbaresco. Nonetheless, Barbera or Dolcetto also make remarkable classics and Brachetto the trendiest sparkling sweet red. White-wise, Muscat is used for delicate, sweet and fizzy Moscato d’Asti; Cortese for sleek dry and aromatic Gavi; Arneis for harmonious Roero.