Sweet Wines (3): Northern Italy
Sweet wines in Italy are not limited to just the country’s central and southern regions. There are also some authentic gems made in the north, some well-known and other much less so.
Up until recently, sweet wines in Italy were usually thought to be the Vin Santo of Tuscany and the Passito made in the south, with almost no consideration for the authentic gems produced in the cold north.
All of Italy’s northern regions have their gems of which they are proud: Piedmont, Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Trentino Alto Adige.
What follows is not a complete panorama but a sampling of the better-known ones and some lesser-known wines which all share a common denominator: extraordinary quality.