What does the Italian term “Langhe” refer to?
A. A winegrowing region located on hilly mountain ranges in Italy
B. A colloquial term describing the length of a wine on the palate
C. A region in northern Italy near Lake Garda that is known predominately for white wines
D. A term added to a wine label to indicate the wine was made in a small farming village
The Langhe (from the Italian lingue—tongue) is a series of hilly ranges in southeastern Piedmont, Italy, that are said to be shaped like tongues. In fact, much of the Piedmont region is comprised of mountains and rolling foothills: Piedmont itself means “foot of the mountain.” The Langhe is famous for Barolo and Barbaresco, two of Italy’s most superb and long-lived reds.