Vines

Main grape varieties grown in Monferrato and Piedmont.

Vitigno Barbera

Vitigno Barbera

Vines BARBERA
Productivity: abundant and constant.
Leaf: Medium size, pentabolata, with the underside very painful.
Bunch: pyramid-shaped, compact, with medium-sized grapes oval, deep blue when ripe.
Maturity: early October
Denomination wines: Barbera d’Asti, Barbera del Monferrato top, Alba, Barbera del Monferrato, Canavese Barbera Colli Tortonesi Barbera, Hill Torinesa Barbera, Barbera Novara Hills, Hills Saluzzesi Barbera, Gabiano, Barbhera Langhe, Piedmont Barbera, the Pinerolo Barbera, Cantavenna.

Vitigno Brachetto

Vitigno Brachetto

Vines BRACHETTO
Productivity: average.
Leaf: medium size, pentagonal or wedge-shaped, often troubled.
Bunch: quite tight, elongated, with round berries, dil dark purple color, rich bloom.
Maturity: second half of September.
Denomination wines: Brachetto d’Acqui, Piedmont Brachetto.

Vitigno Cortese

Vitigno Cortese

Vines CORTESE
Produttività: molto buona.
Foglia: di grandezza media, pentabolata.
Grappolo: di forma conica, con una o due sporgenze alari, con acini leggermente ovali, medi, di colore giallo oro.
Maturazione: seconda metà di settembre.
Vini a denominazione: Colli Tortonesi, Cortese di Gavi, Cortese dell’Alto Monferrato,  Monferrato Casalese, Piemonte Cortese.

Vitigno Freisa

Vitigno Freisa

Vines FREISA

Productivity: very good.
Leaf: Medium size, pentabolata.
Bunch: cone-shaped, with one or two projections wing, berries slightly oval, medium yellow gold.
Maturity: second half of September.
Denomination wines: Colli Tortonesi Cortese di Gavi, Cortese Alto Monferrato, Casale Monferrato, Piedmont Cortese.

Vitigno Grignolino

Vitigno Grignolino

Vines GRIGNOLINO
Productivity: good, but often inconstant.
Leaf : of medium size, and sometimes troubled pentabolata.
Bunch: tight, often with two projecting wing, berries slightly oval, purple-red color very intense.
Maturity: early October
Denomination wines: Grignolino d’Asti, Grignolino del Monferrato, Piedmont Grignolino.

Vitigno Malvasia

Vitigno Malvasia

Vines MALVASIA
Productivity: abundant.
Leaf: pentabolata.
Bunch: pyramid-shaped cylindrical, oval berries of blue-black.
Maturation: mid-October.
Denomination wines: Colli Torinesi Malvasia, Malvasia di Casorzo d’Asti, Malvasia di Castelnuovo Don Bosco.

Vitigno Moscato Bianco

Vitigno Moscato Bianco

Vines MOSCATO BIANCO
Productivity: good.
Leaf: Medium size, pentabolata, with pronounced teeth.
Bunch: elongated, cylindrical-conical shape, with medium-sized grapes, round, golden yellow color with amber marks.
Maturity: half of September.
Denomination wines: Asti, Colli Torinesi Asti, Loazzolo, Piemonte Moscato, Strevi.

Vitigno Nebbiolo

Vitigno Nebbiolo

Vines NEBBIOLO
Productivity: good.
Leaf: size size small / medium, pentagonal or cuneiform, often troubled.
Bunch: medium large, elongated pyramidal winged, medium-small berries with thick skin, blue-black, just sometimes tinged with violet.
Maturation: late.
Denomination wines: Barbaresco, Barolo, Carema, Gattinara, Ghemme, Langhe Nebbiolo, Nebbiolo d’Alba, Roero, Valtellina.