Barolo is a wine created from the high tannin, thin-skinned and acidic Nebbiolo grape. It has historically been a wine with very high tannin content, meaning that it had to be aged for a decade or longer before it became appetizing enough to be enjoyed. Barolo has been undergoing a change, though.
The Barbera wine grape from Piedmont is the third most planted red grape in Italy. One major characteristic of the Barbera wine is its high acidity level. Wine producers have however found innovative ways of dealing with the acidity.
Gran Paradiso National Park is located between the Aosta Valley and Piedmont regions, in the north of Italy. It was the first national park established in Italy, and the establishment was based on the protection of the ibex, which was a prime target for hunting.