When it comes to Nebbiolo, Piedmont is most definitely king. Though most aficionados tend to head straight to Barolo and Barbaresco, we recommend stopping in Piedmont’s most famous hills, first. Known for its extreme fog, the Langhe produces some of the area’s greatest bottles. Grab this expression from Bartolo for a perfect introductory point.
This tartly tannic, headily fragrant, beguilingly complex king of Italian red grapes is brimming with bright fruit and earthy funk -- in versions ranging from explosive (Barolo) to ethereal (Valtellina).