It’s easier to choose a favourite wine region than to choose a favourite wine
What is my favourite wine region?
Despite this being an easy question, compared to “What is your favourite wine?”, it’s still hard to choose just one region out of the entire worldwide production.
I’ve been working in the wine industry for over ten years and have had the chance to try many wines. What impresses me the most about wine is its elegance. I appreciate wines with high acidity and delicate fruitiness rather than explosive and full-bodied ones.
For these reason, I love all the areas or producers that can offer a wine with these characteristics.
Langhe wine region – wine as a vocation
Out of all the wine regions I could choose from, one is Piedmont, particularly the southern part, Langhe.
I love to mention it as my favourite region as it’s the one where I deeply feel in love with the wine, not just as a drink or a concept but as a vocation.
I know, it’s one of the most renowned wine regions in the world and it’s easy to say “My favourite wine is Barolo”, a superstar in this environment. But what makes the region so unique to me is the atmosphere. It’s a peaceful, harmonious, lovely place where silence and colour help you reconnect with nature.
The wine offer is wide and it’s not restricted to reds with big names like Barolo and Barbaresco (both made with Nebbiolo grape) or their “younger brothers ” like Barbera and Dolcetto.
The region is rich in native grape varieties and Arneis, Timorasso, Erbaluce, Gattinara, Ghemme are all to esteem.
Knowing them is also a great way to familiarise yourself with the region’s culinary style and find the best pairings between the traditional recipes and its wines.
Bear in mind that this region also produces sparkling wines, going from dry (like Alta Langa) to sweet (like Moscato D’Asti), perfect for accompanying food from the beginning to the end of the meal.
How can you not fall in love with all this diversity and quality?