Vineyards growing on mountain hills, wines know all over the world, delicious chocolate – all this is Piedmont – a region of Italy named after its geographical location. «Ai piedi dei monti» is translated from Italian as “at the foot of the mountains”.
Exquisite wines are created from noble grape variety. Nebbiolo, named so because of autumn mist (nebbio – mist) and is actually gathered in autumn, and sweet aromatic Muscat. From these grapes, filled with sun, fanned by mountain wind and covered by careful mist, world famous wines are created. Piedmont region is record holder by amount of wines with DOC and DOCG certificates.
Barbaresco, Gattinara, Gemme, Barolo are made from Nebbiolo, while Moscato d’Asti and Asti Spumante sparkling white wines having the highest DOCG category are made from Muscat. Each of the listed wine brands has its own undeniable flavor values and age-old history.
De Licateum has many of the listed wine brands represented by La Spinetta company, established in 1977 by Rivetti family. Follow the link to see the whole range.
In addition to wonderful wines, you can buy a great extra virgin olive oil from Piedmont. There are many reasons for its perfect taste quality, like favorable climate conditions, right choice of harvest gathering date, and handpicking the olives.
Piedmon grappa is the trickiest drink in De Licateum. Why tricky? Because, with all its strength, it has a pleasant and mild flavor due to a blend of Nebbiolo, Babera and Erbaluce grapes in parts which are the Revel Chion’s secret. See types of grappa here.
Another delicacy from Piedmont is chocolate. Wide range of chocolate specialties is represented in De Licateum thanking to Revel Chion Company, established back in 1850. One should be cautious with these sweets, as they are filled with liquors and grappa. See the whole range.
Rare fine dinner can go without cheese. In De Licateum there is a wide range of exquisite cheeses from one of the Wall Street Journal TOP 10 world’s best cheese producers – Luigi Guffanti. Soft, hard, classic, craft cheese in De Licateum satisfy the most demanding gastronome. The quality of Luigi Guffanti cheese conforms to standards of DOP certificate. Choose a cheese from a wide range.
The finale to Piedmont region will be a cup of Tuberga coffee made of freshly ground Arabica by Evrocaf company. Enjoy the invigorating taste right here in De Licateum, or buy a racy vigor in form of beans to make it at home.