Vineyard landscapes

“An extraordinary, living testimony to the historical wine-growing tradition, of the wine-making processes, of a unique social and rural setting and of an economic framework based on wine culture”, Vineyard Landscape of Piemonte: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato became in 2014 a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The “core zone”, featuring a 1,079-square mile zone in the South of Piemonte, is arranged in six areas: the Langa del Barolo, the Castle of Grinzane Cavour, the Barbaresco Hills, Nizza Monferrato, the capital of Barbera wine, Canelli and the Asti Spumante, the Monferrato of “Infernot” (ancient underground cellars dug several yards into a kind of limestone used for cornerstones). A landscape of hillsides as far as the eye can see, covered with vineyards and dotted with historical villages and castles perched on rocky hills: a land to discover combining trekking, horse or bike with exquisite tastings in farmhouses, wineries in castles and starred restaurants.

 

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