The region of Piemonte in Northwest Italyproduces some of the finest wines in the world.
Like Burgundy, its wines come from a multitude of small holdings. Its most famous wines, Barolo and Barbaresco, are red and many carry the designate of single vineyard or cru.
Other well-known reds are Barbera, which is an everyday house wine and Dolcetto, a lighter-styled wine. Several white wines have gained some importance, but not equal to the red wines: Gavi, Arneis, Asti Spumante and, most recently, Chardonnay.