The best white wines of Piedmont

Our white wines selection

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With almost two hundred years of winemaking history, Cantine Povero is a winery that offers a wide range of wines (and other typical products). This assorted portfolio is created thanks to the favorable geographical position in which Cantine Povero is located: in Cisterna d ‘Asti (AT), in the heart of Piedmont, where Langhe, Roero, and Monferrato meet.


We have four different white wines: Terre del Conte Roero Arneis DOCG, Terre dei Laramè Langhe Favorita DOC, the semi-sparkling Corsiero Biondo Cortese Alto Monferrato DOC and, Sendello Piemonte Chardonnay DOC, in addition to the sweet and precious Campo del Palio Moscato d’Asti DOCG Frizzante. These five young and fresh white wines share the same origin and vintage.
Below we analyze the specific visual and organoleptic characteristics of each wine and the possible food combinations.

Roero Arneis

Roero Arneis takes its name from the white grape variety from which it is produced (Arneis), and the place where its grapes are grown (Roero).

It is a very ancient variety, which has been cultivated since immemorial times in the sandy soils of Roero hills (a geographical and historical area of Piedmont, which extends in the north-western area of the province of Cuneo).

On these gentle hills, Tenuta Fratelli Povero has several organic vineyards, from which they obtain the grapes necessary for the production of this wine.


In 2004, Arneis obtained the DOCG (denomination of controlled and guaranteed origin), and today it is one of the best white wines of the diversified Italian enological empire. The color is straw yellow with evident greenish reflections. On an organoleptic level, it presents fresh, markedly floral, and fruity aromas, creating a sweet harmony in the mind of those who inhale it. Depending on the vintage, Arneis may present some different prominent notes such as fresh hay, pear, rennet apple, pineapple, and lime.
On the palate, it is dry but delicate, with a remarkable freshness and a persistent finish of sweet almonds, typical of the grape variety. It goes perfectly with light appetizers, vegetable-based first courses, fish dishes that are not overly savory, and typical dishes of Chinese cuisine such as Cantonese rice or Thai cuisine such as aubergines with basil sauce.

Arneis Grappa

Cantine Povero also obtains a classic white grappa from Arneis, the aforementioned varietal.

In the glass, this distillate is limpid and transparent.

The nose is decisive, with strong herbaceous notes.


The taste is intense, full, and enveloping.


Chardonnay is the most famous and widespread grape variety; Given its versatility, Chardonnay is grown in almost all wine-growing areas of the world. In the red lands of Monferrato, thanks to the temperature ranges and the microclimate, Chardonnay grapes have found the ideal place to best express their aromas and freshness.

The color is a light straw yellow.

The scent is initially delicate and fresh, reminding us of a warm journey through citrus groves.

The palate is dry, decisive, and harmonious, with crisp acidity and notes of banana, pear, Golden apple, licorice root, citrus fruits, and white flowers like acacia blossom. The finish is persistent and fragrant.


It pairs perfectly with tasty salads, eggs, delicate soups, fresh cheeses, sushi and other fish dishes.


Favorita is a white wine descendant of Vermentino, which was brought to the aforementioned Roero area by some Ligurian merchants at the end of the 1700s. It is a rare vine that gives a particular white grape, once used as a table product. After several experiments, over the years, it has also been used for the production of prestigious bottles of wine. Favorita is today an intense and complex white wine. For the production of this wine, the Povero family uses grapes from strictly organic vineyards, planted on sandy and sunny soils: the final result can only be an excellent wine. In the glass, Favorita has a light straw yellow color, with greenish reflections. On the nose, it is possible to clearly distinguish its aromas: medlar, melon, green hazelnut, aromatic herbs, citrus, white flowers, and exotic fruits. The palate is fresh and dry, with good sapidity, intense fruity and citrusy notes, fresh and light notes of white flowers, and a long finish.
Favorita goes perfectly with fish-based dishes such as sushi, fresh goat cheeses, appetizers with a delicate flavor such as egg salad and veal with tuna sauce, risotto with asparagus, or finanziera (dish made with chicken livers and caciocavallo).


This semi-sparkling white wine takes its name from the variety from which it is made. The Italian word “cortese” means kind and recalls the delicacy of the wine.

At an organoleptic level, it has enveloping and persistent aromas. Notes of peach and field flowers, hawthorn, and Golden apple stand out.

The palate is dry and harmonious with particularly fresh notes of flowers and fruit.

This pleasantly lively wine pairs well with white pizzas, focaccias, fresh cheeses, and fried fish.

Moscato d’Asti

This sweet wine has a straw yellow color with golden nuances. The perlage is fine and persistent. On the nose, notes of white musk and sage and countless other pleasantly sweet aromas stand out, such as orange peel, pear, apricot, honey, roses, and orange blossom. The palate is fragrant, fresh, and purely sweet, with intense hints of sage and orange peel. It is mainly a wine for the end of a meal, which goes well with various types of tarts, cheesecakes,
particularly sweet fruits such as figs and melon, and tasty cheeses such as gorgonzola and stilton. However, it can also be paired with spicy dishes typical of Indian and Thai cuisine.

Moscato Grappa

Typical of Northern Italy, this distillate is another important product made of Moscato grapes. It is a classic grappa, with typical notes of this aromatic variety, such as honey and ripe fruit, to which aging in oak barrels adds spicy and toasted notes. The flavor is intense, aromatic, and well-balanced.

It is ideal to drink with coffee or dark chocolate.