Enoteca Regine Colline Alfieri dell’Astigiano officially starts at the beginning of 2009, thanks to the synergic efforts of producers and institutions: today more than 40 partners are working together to promote and add value to this corner of Piemonte.
We are located in the western part of Asti province, land of great wines whose vineyards embrace the entire territory from north to south. The Colline Alfieri are a soft hilly area opening the doors of Asti area to those arriving from Alba and Turin: San Damiano d’Asti, Cisterna d’Asti, Tigliole, San Martino Alfieri, Antignano, Celle Enomondo and Revigliasco d’Asti joined together for the promotion of the territory as they firmly believe that the products of their land must be enhanced and promoted. Here, in the geographical heart of the viticultural hills of Lower Piedmont, wine shaped the landscape, defined times and rhythms of the farming work, being able to give emotions when you taste it: our territory, on the left of Tanaro river, is experiencing a historical relevant period thanks to his wines.
By far the most distinguishing appellations of Colline Alfieri are TERRE ALFIERI Arneis and TERRE ALFIERI Nebbiolo, proving their undisputed oenological potential since 2010 vintage. Arneis is a white grape variety rather rebellious in cultivation, but with due care you can get fresh wines, elegant and rich in perfumes, with an incredible charm. Nebbiolo is one of the most noble red grape varieties in the world, it produces ruby red wines delicate in the color, and longevity is its distinctive character.
BARBERA D’ASTI DOCG is produced with Barbera grapes, the more widely cultivated red berried grape in Piedmont. It surprises for intense aromas, softness and full body, the perfect expression of a territory that you can discover with a visit to one of the many cellars.
CISTERNA D’ASTI DOC since 2002, comes from Croatina grapes traditionally cultivated in the area. This wine has an intense ruby red color and a great potential of aging.
Around the wine, there are many gastronomic excellences to complete the table:
– the Asti white truffle, absolute protagonist of the autumn tables;
– Piedmont IGP hazelnut, the main ingredient of Piedmontese pastry;
– Piedmontese meat, counting many farms within the Colline Alfieri area;
– the capon of San Damiano, to which the December historical fair is dedicated
… and then honey, cougnà, jams, saffron … just to name a few, but all the basket deserves to be discovered slowly by visiting our territory.
Manicured landscape, enchanting panoramas, a gentle and varied countryside, neat vineyards and small ancient villages: these are the characteristics of a young territory to be discovered.
COLLINE ALFIERI: Langhe, Roero and Monferrato meet here!