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Monferrato is a scenic wine region located in Piedmont, in northern Italy. This landscape of  iconic, rolling hills is located just south of the Po river, spanning the provinces of Alessandria and Asti. The Medieval town of Asti is a testament to the region’s history, with historic buildings and noble gardens in a region that dates back to the ancient Celts. 
The continental climate, with hot summers and cold winters combined with well-drained, tufo (volcanic) soils contribute to excellent growing conditions and grape balance. Monferrato received DOC status in 1994 with a paradigm that seems loose compared to others. National varietals are allowed to be blended with international ones, with the stipulation that single varietal releases must be at least 85% of the labeled main grape. 
Rossos can contain the native Piedmont grapes Barbera, Grignolino, Freisa, Dolcetto, and Brachetto blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir. Cortese Read more »

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  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Cortese

    Cortese is a minor grape grown in the Piedmont region of Italy, used to make that region’s dry white wine known as ‘G...

  • Grignolino

    Indigenous to Italy’s Piedmont region, Grignolino is only a minor grape in its homeland, where it makes light red win...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Azienda Agricola la Scamuzza

    The estate "Scamuzza" was created in 1971, when Mr. Carlo Bertone bought 40 hectares of the best ...

  • Pomona Winery

    Specializing in wines made from locally grown fruits other than grapes, we offer seven table wine...

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  • Crivelli Ruche Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato 2010


    The nose was alpine-wild with pungent hillside flowers in the shade of yellow, crushed bush honeysuckle berries, chalk dust and notes of black pepper. From the nose, youd expect the austere, yet on the palate it displayed medium weight with sweet raspberry, kept juicy by vibrant acidity. Then inner floral and lots of pepper notes carrying into... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Fracchia Casorzo Voulet 2012


    I don't really drink and I can gulp this. Its fruity and sweet delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read More

    Wine review by jmays625

  • Iuli Rossore Barbera del Monferrato Superiore 2008


    On first opening the nose is dark and peppery with currant, all spice and candle wax. The palate is equally dark with currant, leather and earthy pepper with a peppery spice finish.One hour after opening the nose is showing cedar asian spices and cherries. The palate is candle wax, roasted coffee and dark fruit with a spicy pepper dry cedar ti... Read More

    Wine review by luchavino

  • Fracchia Casorzo Voulet 2012


    I'm not a drinker, but on the occasion that I do drink, I like sweet beverages. I graduated from Fuzzy Navel Boones Farm. Then I drank Moscato. My daughters volleyball coach introducead me to Voulet Casorzo and I must say. I'm in heaven. As Neil's on the Frazier show would say, "This is heaven in a glass." I whole heartedly recommend Malvasi... Read More

    Wine review by shadricks

  • Fracchia Casorzo Voulet 2012


    a friend of mines gave me a bootle in 2006 and i did not open it until 2011. OMG SOOOOO GOOD !!! i'm not a wine drinker,but man I am now !!!!!. But yes it is very hard to find, so when i do find it, i order a case lol Read More

    Wine review by cry9272

  • Tenuta Dei Re Grignolino d'Asti DOC 2011


    I tasted this light bodied Piemonte Grignolino at dinner last night. It struck me for its bright ruby red color, very delicate red berry fruit aromas, especially cranberry. On the palate warm and dry, but fresh and elegant! (I think this winery exports to China) Grignolino goes well with everything from assorted antipasti to creamy cheeses. Read More

    Wine review by Anna Savino

  • Fracchia Casorzo Voulet 2012


    I was never a red wine drinker until i was introduced to this brand and i love it love it. my husband is not a wine drinker but he love this Read More

    Wine review by divat717

  • Fracchia Casorzo Voulet 2012


    Very tasty love the sweetness! Read More

    Wine review by killer80

  • Fracchia Casorzo Voulet 2012


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    Wine review by snov2s

  • Monferrato Christer Berens 2007


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    Wine review by martins2002

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