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Piemonte has a lot to offer, whether you are wine lover, foodie or culture seeker.
The zone classified by UNESCO covers an area of over 10,000 hectares and includes numerous municipalities and six areas.
Beginning with the Langa of Barolo, which extends south of Piedmont. It is in these lands that one of the world’s finest wines is produced, the Barolo, a wine of great structure and longevity.
Another area is that of the hills of Barbaresco, which includes mainly Nebbiolo vineyards, which produce the long-aging red wine called Barbaresco. The area, which includes the villages of Barbaresco and Neive, is dominated by the medieval tower of Barbaresco, overlooking the river Tanaro.
The third area is that of Grinzane Cavour Castle, which is located in one of the most evocative spots of the Langa, 5 km from Alba, famous not only for wine, but also for the beautiful castle in which every year an auction is held for white truffles. auction is held every year for white truffles.
Canelli is another UNESCO World Heritage territory, mainly cultivating Moscato Bianco. This vine produces the aromatic sparkling wine Asti, one of the most exported Italian white wines abroad.
Returning to the lands classified by UNESCO is Nizza Monferrato, an area of dissemination and cultivation of the Barbera grape. The area also contains important examples of wine culture, including the Museum Bersano, and is characterized by the town of Nizza Monferrato, identified as the “capital” of Barbera, and outstanding example of a “villanova” medieval medieval.
The last territory became part of the World Heritage list is the Monferrato of Infernot. That is the area of the Basso Monferrato where there are the “infernot” – old, deep cellars dug several meters directly in a particular rock similar to the tuff (the Pietra da Cantoni). The original owners and builders of these wineries, although they did not have extensive knowledge of building or geology, were able to produce perfect works that are beautiful to visit.
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