Bonarda Piemontese is a red grape variety native to Italy. Grown in Piemonte, it is not to be associated with the wine Bonarda, which is made mainly with the Croatina grape. Today it is found especially around the towns of Chieri (Turin), Castelnuovo Don Bosco, and Albugnano (Asti). Small percentages are used in some DOC wines (Bramaterra, Coste della Sesia, Collina Torinese, Canavese, and a few others, none very famous).
Viticulture: Medium-large sized bunches, with medium-small berries.
Wine style: Fresh and floral, lightly acidic, and quite tannic. It is very hard to find one that is a 100% pure Bonarda Piemontese.