Top 100 blanc wines of Asti

Discover the top 100 best blanc wines of Asti in Asti as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the blanc wines that are popular in Asti and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Asti

Piedmont (Piemonte) holds an unrivalled place among the world's finest wine regions. Located in northwestern Italy, it is home to more DOCG wines than any other Italian region, including such well-known and respected names as Barolo, Barbaresco and Barbera d'Asti. Though famous for its austere, tannic, floral reds made from Nebbiolo, Piedmont's biggest success story in the past decade has been Moscato d'Asti, a sweet, sparkling white wine. Piedmont lies, as its name suggests, at the foot of the Western Alps, which encircle its northern and western sides and form its naturally formidable border with Provence, France.

To the southeast are the Apennines, the most northerly. These low coastal hills separate Piedmont from its long, thin neighbour, Liguria, and from the Mediterranean beyond. The Alps and the Apennines are important here in many ways. They are largely responsible for the region's favourable climate and for many centuries they provided a degree of protection against invasion.

Discover the grape variety: Glera

It is said to be of Slovenian origin, where it is cultivated under the name of Prosekar, also known for a long time in Italy under the name of Glera. It should not be confused with prosecco lungo - although there is a family link - and prosecco nostrano, which is none other than Tuscany's malvasia. Note that Vitouska - another Italian grape variety - is the result of a natural intraspecific cross between Tuscan malvasia and Prosecco. Under the name of Glera, it is registered in the Official Catalogue of wine grape varieties list A. It can be found in practically all of the former Yugoslavia, and more surprisingly in Argentina, but is virtually unknown in France.

News from the vineyard of Asti

Chablis wines with Joe Fattorini in The Wine Show @Home

In this first episode of a series dedicated to Chablis wines on @The Wine Show @Home, wine expert and TV host Joe Fattorini introduces the vineyards and the wines of Chablis through a tasting of three wines: a Petit Chablis, a Chablis and a Chablis Premier Cru. #PureChablis #BourgogneWines #Chablis ...

Chablis wines with Joe Fattorini in The Wine Show @Home

In this first episode of a series dedicated to Chablis wines on @The Wine Show @Home, wine expert and TV host Joe Fattorini introduces the vineyards and the wines of Chablis through a tasting of three wines: a Petit Chablis, a Chablis and a Chablis Premier Cru. #PureChablis #BourgogneWines #Chablis ...