Monferrato rolling hills

 

To the visitor Monferrato offers the great pleasure to discover a mosaic of shapes , colours and tastes. From the sweet hills in the surroundings of Asti and CasalMonferrato, to the fertile flat land around Alessandria, to the prosperous high hills on the High Monferrato that reach the Apennines and catch the sea. A land of flavours and perfumes, the changing colours of the vineyards with Moscato and Barbera grapes. Castles , ancient Churches and old farmhouse shape this harmonious landscape.

Asti, lies in the centre of three important and magic areas : theMonferrat, the Langhe and the Roero. It is considered the “greenest and tastiest heart” of Piedmont , one of important wines and food , so much that it is also known as “door to Paradise”. Asti isan ancient town with roman origins , a town of merchants , warriors and poets.

A town rich of historic monuments , Roman-Gothic Churches, Medieval towers. In its surroundings, Canelli is the capital of “Spumante” and of the magnificent “ underground Cathedrals” , the cellars covered in cotto that develop underground for few kilometers. It hosts many important names of Moscato wine and Asti Spumante: Gancia , Bosca, Contratto and Coppo. To visit these ancient cellars means to appreciate the history of important wine maker’s family and delight oneself with the savours and bouquets of important wines.

Nizza Monferrato, once known as “Nizza of the hay” not to confuse it with the french town. Famous capital of the great Barbera wines, it boasts the title of “Lady in Red” for the bright , lush colour. It is surrounded by hypnotic hills , covered with master of the art vineyards.

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