Pinerolese DOC appellation lies around the town of Torino - Italy

Pinerolese DOC

Pinerolese DOC is an appellation for red and rose’ wines. It can be produced in the countryside very close to Torino around a small town called Pinerolo and also in some communes in the Cuneo province.


The wines have a very wide and interesting blend. The most important rule in the Disciplinare says that the Pinerolo DOC wine must include min. 50% Barbera, Bonarda, Nebbiolo, Neretto, either singularly or together. The other 50% can be any other non-aromatic red varieties authorized in Piedmont.

Pinerolese DOC Appellation’s Varietal wines

The appellation allows also to have varietals driven wines. In order to be able to write the name of the variety on the label, the wine must include at least 85% of that variety:

Pinerolese DOC Barbera
Pinerolese DOC Bonarda
Pinerolese DOC Freisa
Pinerolese DOC Dolcetto
Pinerolese DOC Doux d’Henry

Lastly, Pinerolese DOC Ramie is a very special red wine, using indigenous rare grapes: it contains min.  30% Avana’, mi.n 15% Avarengo and min. 20% Neretto.

Zone of production

The zones where the Pinerolese DOC Appellation can be produced are:

Provincia di Torino: Angrogna, Bibiana , Bobbio Pellice, Bricherasio, Buriasco, Campiglione Fenile, Cantalupa, Cavour, Cumiana, Frossasco, Garzigliana, Inverso Pinasca, Luserna San Giovanni, Lusernetta, Macello, Osasco, Pinasca, Pinerolo, Perosa Argentina, Pomaretto, Porte, Perrero, Pramollo, Prarostino, Roletto, Rorà, San Germano Ghisone, San Pietro
Val Lemina, San Secondo di Pinerolo, Torre Pellice, Villar Pellice, Villar Perosa.
Provincia di Cuneo: Bagnolo, Barge.

Pinerolese Ramie can be produced only in Pomaretto, and Perosa Argentina.


Pinerolese DOC wines can be bottled in containers no bigger than 5 liters. The 750ml bottle must use a cork closure.

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In the meantime, if you are in the mood for a good book, you can try:
– The Modern History of Italian Wine by Walter Filipputti
– Hidden Gems of Italy: An Insider’s Secret Formula To Find Top-Class Italian Wines At Value Prices And Taste La Dolce Vita by Tony Margiotta

Additionally, you can discover the other wines from Piedmont.

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