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MONFERRATO

THE CALL OF THE WOODS


Mun frà , or in other words “mattone per ferrare” (brick for shoeing). Legend tells that the Emperor Otto I granted Aleram, the Marquess of Monferrato, as much land as he could cover on horseback in three days and three nights. The Marquess rode without stopping, using the bricks he found along the way to fix the shoes his horses lost.

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MONFERRATO

THE CALL OF THE WOODS

Mun frà, or in other words “mattone per ferrare” (brick for shoeing). Legend tells that the Emperor Otto I granted Aleram, the Marquess of Monferrato, as much land as he could cover on horseback in three days and three nights. The Marquess rode without stopping, using the bricks he found along the way to fix the shoes his horses lost

Monferrato is the section of the vast hilly area extending from the right bank of the Po as far as the Ligurian Apennines that lies in the provinces of Asti and Alessandria. It’s a fairly varied land, whose common feature is the regular rows of vines that mark out the entire area.


Unlike the Langhe, where the effects of human habitation are everywhere, the hills of Monferrato have retained a wilder, purer dimension, with huge swathes occupied by woods, cultivated fields and natural areas of pristine beauty. The soils here originated in the Miocene era and are rich in marl, but nearer Asti they become more sandy and clay-like, rich in fossils, indicating that this was once the seashore. Further north, towards Casale Monferrato, the rock turns to sandstone: this is the famous Pietra da Cantone, used for most of the buildings in this area. Typical of this area are the infernòt: small chambers carved out of the rock to form domestic cellars; also their grown-up sisters, the Underground Cathedrals of Canelli, impressive systems of caves and tunnels beneath the hills, used for ageing great wines.

The Wines
of Monferrato

White
Asti DOCG 
Strevi DOC 
Moscato d’Asti DOCG 
Monferrato DOC 
(Bianco, Casalese Cortese) 
Cortese dell’Alto Monferrato 
Loazzolo DOC

RED
Barbera d’Asti DOCG 
Nizza DOCG 
Ruché di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG 
Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG 
Freisa d’Asti DOC 
Grignolino d’Asti DOC 
Dolcetto d’Asti DOC 
Terre Alfieri DOC 
Albugnano DOC 
Cisterna d’Asti DOC 
Calosso DOC 
Gabiano DOC 
Malvasia di Casorzo d’Asti DOC 
Malvasia di Castelnuovo Don Bosco DOC 
Barbera del Monferrato DOC 
Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese DOC 
Monferrato DOC 
(Rosso, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Freisa) 
Rubino di Cantavenna DOC 
Dolcetto di Ovada DOC

Facts
& figures

Surface areae
1.800 Km2 
Municipalities
203
Inhabitants
320.000
Main city
Asti
Km from Milan and Genoa
120
Km from Torino
50


  • Tenuta Garetto
    S.S. Asti Mare, 30
    Agliano Terme (AT)

    tenutagaretto.it


  • Michele Chiarlo
    Strada Nizza-Canelli, 99
    Calamandrana (AT)

    michelechiarlo.it


  • Beppe Bocchino
    Regione Santa Libera, 43
    Canelli (AT)

    vinibocchino.it


  • Coppo 
    Via Alba, 68
    Canelli (AT)

    coppo.it


  • L’Armangia
    Via Regione San Giovanni, 122
    Canelli (AT)

    armangia.it


  • Villa Giada
    Regione Ceirole, 10
    Canelli (AT)

    villagiada.wine


  • Gianni Doglia
    Strada Annunziata, 56
    Castagnole delle Lanze (CN)

    giannidoglia.it


  • Ferraris
    (Cantina) S.P. 14 Località Rivi, 7
    Castagnole Monferrato (AT)

    ferrarisagricola.com


  • Bava
    Strada Monferrato, 2
    Cocconato (AT)

    bava.com


  • Cocchi
    Via Liprandi, 21
    Cocconato (AT)

    cocchi.com


  • Cascina Castlèt
    Strada Castelletto, 6
    Costigliole d’Asti (AT)

    cascinacastlet.com


  • Vigne dei Mastri
    Strada Loreto, 5a
    Costigliole d’Asti (AT)

    vignedeimastri.com


  • Tenuta Santa Caterina
    Via Marconi, 17
    Grazzano Badoglio (AT)

    tenuta-santa-caterina.it


  • Bersano
    Piazza Dante, 21
    Nizza Monferrato (AT)

    bersano.it


  • La Gironda
    Strada Bricco, 12
    Nizza Monferrato (AT)

    lagironda.com


  • Marchesi Incisa della Rocchetta
    Via Roma, 66
    Rocchetta Tanaro (AT)

    marchesiincisawines.it


  • Cusmano
    Regione Saline, 13
    San Marzano Oliveto (AT)

    cusmano.it


  • Cantine Sant’Agata
    Regione Mezzena, 19
    Scurzolengo (AT)

    santagata.com


  • Castello di Tagliolo
    Via Castello, 1
    Tagliolo Monferrato (AL)

    castelloditagliolo.it

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