Piedmont is a region of north-west Italy, bordering with Switzerland and France. As the Latin name suggests (“at the foot of the mountains”) it is surrounded on three sides by the Alps.
More than 90% of the regional wine production happens with modern growing systems (guyot, counter). Varieties are mainly red grapes and exceptionally native white grapes.
In the Monferrato territory (Asti, Casale Monferrato, Ovada and Gavi) DOCG Barbera del Monferrato Superiore, Brachetto d'Acqui, Dogliani, Ovada, Gavi and Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato, and the varieties Moscato Bianco, Cortese, Grignolino, as well as red grapes Malvasie of Casorzo and of Schierano are grown.