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50th UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Langa.

From today, June 21, 2014, the “Landscapes wine of Piedmont: Langhe, Monferrato and Roero” are to be considered a World Heritage Site. This was established by UNESCO during its 38th Committee, bringing to 50 the number of well sites in Italian and strengthening, in this way, our undisputed world record.

This new UNESCO site, however, has the distinction of being the only one to fully control based on the culture of the vine and the wine making,  Piedmont, a treasure chest full of liquid treasures: just think of Barolo, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Grignolino, Arneis and many others to feel the unique flavor on the palate.

Our application to obtaining the prestigious title was born about ten years ago in the cellars of Canelli, the kingdom of sparkling wine, and is realized today in Doha, capital of Qatar, ta the Qatar National Convention Centre, where the UNESCO Committee chaired by Bint Hamad Al Mayassa , sister of the Emir Al Thani and consists of as many as 21 representatives of Member States. Italy wins this coveted title “pulling” the distinctly French cousins ​​of Burgundy and Champagne, whose candidacy is still on the high seas.

The new UNESCO site has an area of ​​about eleven thousand acres and includes as many as 29 municipalities in the province of Cuneo, Asti and Alessandria. The cardinal points of the site are by far the most celebrated: Langa of Barolo, Barbaresco hills, and Canelli Asti Spumante, Castello di Grinzane Cavour, Nizza Monferrato and Barbera Monferrato and the Monferrato of the “infernot.”  The outlook for the induced tourism are excellent: it is estimated, in fact, an increase of 30% within the next 5 years.


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