These foothills, which stretch from Barge to Cumiana passing through the Pellice, Chisone and Germanasca Valleys, have a rich history and culture, with wines that have been appreciated since time immemorial for their pleasing bouquet and the rarity of their grapes.
Pinerolese Doux d’Henry
Thanks to research and experimentation carried out by local wineries
producers are going back to making wine from ancient grapes such as the Bianvert, Malvasia Moscata and Chatus: enological rarities which find the ideal conditions for making distinctive wines in the Pinerolo area.
There are enological wonders which find the ideal conditions to produce unique wines with a distinctive character in the Pinerolo area.
Historic Piedmontese grapes, such as Nebbiolo and Barbera, which have always been cultivated in these areas, enrich an enological production which already included these types of wines in the 1800s.
The historical references of viticulture in this border area where the Alps meet Piedmont’s plains, are many: from the Doux d’Henry, a grape variety so called in honour of Henry IV, King of France, who was an admirer of this flavour; to Ramìe wine, an enological pearl coming from terraced Alpine vineyards that were appreciated by Cardinal Richelieu.