A land of vineyards and great traditions
This region is predominantly hilly and boasts many historic hamlets. It extends from the cultivated rice plains of Casale Monferrato to the Ligurian Appenines and the border with Genoa and Savona. Monferrato is synonymous with good food and great wine: it is in fact the homeland of Moscato d'Asti and Barbera wine.
Legend has it that the Monferrato came into existence thanks to Aleramo Monferrato, a warrior who earns the title of skilled wine producer among the noble Italian families of that time.
Aleramo's origins were very humble and his name reached a certain level of fame only thanks to the courage showed on the battlefields during the Empire of Otto I. Impressed by his valour, the Emperor named him Marquis and gifted him a plot of land.
This land was the size of a "marca": an area with a circumference that could be covered on horseback in three days. Today, this is the land of the Monferrato. This name probably comes from monx ferrax (the fertile mountain).
Located in southern Piedmont, Costigliole d'Asti is a suggestive village.
A little bit of history
This small town is the symbol of viticultural production and its hills boast a terroir with its own microclimates and trademark features.
It produces important wines and is in an ideal location, at a crossroads between the three areas which make up the World Heritage Hills of Langhe, Monferrato and Roero.
Costigliole d'Asti also has the highest number of vines in the region and its Castle is a natural place for studying, tasting and experimenting with wine, as attested by its history and the fact that today it is the home of the Barbera d'Asti and Monferrato Wines consortium.
The importance of the Barbera
In 2020, the "Noi di Costigliole" association was founded, and we are proudly part of it. This organisation unites 40 producers and two distilleries in the region, who want to re-launch Barbera and ensure it is celebrated for all its qualities.