My almost neighbor David McDuff just announced the theme for Wine Blogging Wednesday #54.
I could not resist his call to share in the Passion for Piedmont which is what it will be all about.
Tuscany might be the most romanticized wine region yet the northern Italian region of Piedmont has a lot to offer with 46 DOC appelations.
David reminds us that "while there are some fine white wines made in the region – from Gavi di Gavi to Roero Arneis to Moscato d’Asti – there’s no denying that Piedmont is red wine country. The Nebbiolo-based wines of Barolo and Barbaresco may steal the thunder. But it’s the wines made from Piedmont’s other two primary varieties – Barbera and Dolcetto – that appear most often on the Piedmontese table. Less common regional specialties like Freisa, Grignolino and Brachetto add local color and help to make Piedmont one of Italy’s most diverse wine zones."
I have not participated in Wine Blogging Wednesday in a while so this will mark my return.
Be on the lookout for my catch from Piedmont on February 18, 2009.