Langhe and Monferrato are Piedmont’s places where Moscato white grapes* grown; these kind of wine grapes produce Asti Docg and Moscato d’Asti Docg.The production area, marked off officially since 1932, includes 52 villages into the provinces of Asti, Alessandria and Cuneo; the Moscato’s vineyard surface is about 9120 hectares, shared out among 6800 wine makers.
The zone is situated in the hill system on the right side of Tanaro river, where soils have the same geological origins and the same characteristics, both if they belong to Alto Monferrato and to Langhe: that is absence of rocks and very friable structure.Harsher the Langhe hills, smoother the Monferrato ones: two different but really suggestive and varied landscapes, where grape vines prosper in ordered and precious rows, which make the agricultural scenery of Southern Piedmont unique and extraordinary.Land particularly suited for Moscato grapes is Canelli, extraordinary for quality and personality.
And it is just on these hills, deep in Monferrato zone, that our Moscato vineyards extend in seven hectares: from these born ours classic method 1871, the Moscato d’Asti Canelli Docg, Per Elisa Docg and Nonno Mario.But Moscato isn’t our only speciality: other white grapes, like Chardonnay and Cortese, give us very pleasant wines, and red grapes of Barbera, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Grignolino make precious wines with important and smooth structure. Two sparkling wines are ideal as aperitif and poison dinner: the Cortese Alto Monferrato Doc Sparkling El Deseo and a Pinot Noir vinified in rosè 360°.
One of our deliciousness is what we chosen as image company: Ca’ de Lion. From the grapes of a little and ancient property vineyard, whose cuttings come from French borgogna zone, we get a particular wine that smells like rose and violet.
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