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Cascina Bongiovanni
Winery Wines

Rotwein 2017 Dolcetto d'Alba DOC, Piedmont, Italy

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #Bon-L:A19718

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Last reviewed: 2 September, 2019

DOC area for red wine in the Italian region of Piedmont. The zone covers about 900 hectares of vineyards and extends in the hilly area of Alba in the Langhe mountains. It includes in its entirety the municipalities of Alba, Albaretto della Torre, Arguello, Barolo, Benevello, Borgomale, Bosia, Camo, Castiglione Falletto, Castiglione Tinella, Castino, Cossano Belbo, Grinzane Cavour, Lequio Berria, Mango, Monforte d'Alba, Montelupo Albese, Neviglie, Rocchetta Belbo, Rodello, Santo Stefano Belbo, Serralunga d'Alba, Sinio, Treiso and Trezzo Tinella and parts of Barbaresco, Cherasco, Cortemilia, La Morra, Narzole, Neive, Novello, Roddi, Roddino, Torre Bormida and Verduno...

The region of Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte) with its capital Turin is located in the extreme northwest of Italy. With over 25,000 km² of land area, it is the second largest after Sicily. The beginnings of viticulture go back to the Celtic people of the Taurines (who gave the capital its name) and to the Ligurians. The Romans already knew of Piedmontese wines (from Gattinara, among others), but Pliny the Elder (23-79), a polymath and also a wine writer, does not mention a single one in his list of the best ancient wines. It was not until the Middle Ages that the wines from here, produced primarily by the monasteries, became...

Italy is one of the oldest wine-growing countries, with origins dating back at least to 1,000 BC. At that time, the Etruscans appeared in central Italy and settled areas of the four present-day regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. The origin of Italian wine culture lies primarily in Greek colonisation, which brought Greek viticultural culture to the peninsula beginning in the 10th century BC on the island of Sicily as well as Campania and Calabria. The Greeks brought many of their grape varieties with them and named the land ideal for...

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