about this subregion

The Langhe DOC, nestled within the picturesque Piedmont wine region of northern Italy, is a viticultural haven renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and exceptional wines. This UNESCO World Heritage site boasts an environment where rolling hills, vineyards, and charming villages harmonize to create an idyllic setting for winemaking.

The Langhe's wine culture revolves around its diverse grape varieties. Among the most planted red grape varieties, Nebbiolo takes center stage, producing the legendary Barolo and Barbaresco wines known for their depth and complexity. Barbera, another red gem, lends itself to the creation of robust and fruit-forward wines, while Pinot Nero adds a touch of elegance to the region's red wine offerings.

On the white side, Chardonnay, with its versatility, thrives in the Langhe, yielding both still and sparkling wines of exceptional quality. Dolcetto, on the other hand, contributes to the production of delightful, approachable red wines that are both fruit-forward and food-friendly.

The Langhe DOC's unique terroir, characterized by a combination of altitude, soil types, and microclimates, plays a pivotal role in the creation of these remarkable wines. It's a region where tradition and innovation meet, producing wines that reflect the beauty and diversity of the Langhe's natural environment. A visit to this enchanting corner of Piedmont is a journey through rolling vine-covered hills, a testament to the enduring allure of Italian winemaking.



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The DOC Langhe is located in the Piedmont wine region, and covers vineyards in a hilly region east of the Tanaro river and south of Alba in the Cuneo province. The Consorzio di Tutela Barolo, Barbaresco Alba Langhe e Dogliani, a vital organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich heritage of these renowned wine appellations, plays an integral role in safeguarding the exceptional quality and tradition of the wines produced in this sub-region. With its dedication to quality and authenticity, the Consorzio ensures that Langhe's wines continue to captivate wine enthusiasts worldwide.

The Langhe DOC is bordered by several notable areas, each contributing to its diverse terroir. To the north, it meets the Roero DOCG, known for its fragrant white wines and red Nebbiolo, but also the smaller Albugnano DOC. The eastern boundary is shared with Asti DOCG, famous for its sparkling Moscato wines. To the south, Langhe borders the Ligurian Apennines, offering a natural barrier that influences its microclimate. Finally, on the western front, it adjoins the Cuneo province. Within the Langhe DOC, is located the Barbera d'Alba DOC.

The climate of this DOC is cool subcontinental, with specific features that are exclusive to this region. There are different microclimates due to valleys in the region, as well as various exposures and winds.

The soil of the DOC is very varied, with clayey loams, silty in texture and with a good concentration of sand and clay, and loams rich in limestone.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Barbera, Nebbiolo, Pinot Nero

Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Dolcetto

The Langhe DOC, nestled in the captivating Piedmont region of Italy, is renowned for producing a captivating array of red and white wines.

Among the most common red wines found here is Nebbiolo, the noble grape variety responsible for the iconic Barolo and Barbaresco wines. In Langhe DOC, Nebbiolo wines display an elegant complexity with captivating aromas of red fruits and roses, complemented by refined tannins, offering a delightful drinking experience. Another beloved red grape found in the region is Barbera. Loved for its approachable nature and vibrant acidity, Barbera wines present a medley of ripe red fruit flavors, including cherry and raspberry. With their fruit-forward charm and versatility, Barbera wines are cherished both locally and internationally.

On the white wine front, the Langhe DOC boasts exquisite examples of Chardonnay. These wines delight the palate with a harmonious blend of tropical fruit flavors, crisp acidity, and a creamy texture. With their pronounced minerality, Chardonnay wines from Langhe express the terroir's distinct character. Additionally, the region is home to elegant and refreshing Dolcetto wines, a local favorite. Dolcetto delights with its juicy blackberry and plum flavors, coupled with a hint of almond bitterness. These wines offer a delightful choice for everyday enjoyment.

In conclusion, the Langhe DOC presents a captivating selection of red and white wines. Nebbiolo and Barbera lead the reds, captivating with their elegance and approachability. Meanwhile, Chardonnay and Dolcetto shine among the whites, showcasing the region's prowess in crafting both rich and refreshing wines. Each glass embodies the spirit of the Piedmont's winemaking tradition, making the Langhe DOC a cherished destination for wine enthusiasts seeking authentic Italian wines.