June 22, 2014, the UNESCO committee meeting in Doha, Qatar, has included the Unesco sites Landscapes wine of Piedmont Langhe-Roero and Monferrato.
And 'an area which includes the provinces of Cuneo, Asti and Alessandria. Canelli can boast, in the recognized World Heritage sites, the part of the hill that descends to the region of St. Anthony in the city, the heart and home of Moscato d'Asti DOCG "Canelli", understanding the historical center and its' underground cathedrals ", the historical cellars heart oenology Canelli.
The capital of Muscat and Spumante, as it is known internationally, has developed between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries a cellar architectural style, specific for this wine-growing area, aimed at the production of sparkling wine and aged red wines; it follows the availability of a great architectural heritage, unique and efficient still, based on specific construction skills necessary to provide the historical cellars of the same environmental conditions elsewhere are acquired with expensive technology plants.
It 'was this exceptional architectural and cultural wealth, as well as wine, to give birth, in 2003, the idea of a candidate for the World Heritage wine estates, the so-called "Cathedrals subterranean", a maze of tunnels, galleries and salt dug beneath the city three centuries ago and since then are refined wines and sparkling known and appreciated throughout the world. The "Underground Cathedrals" name comes from the large galleries that sometimes characterize their origin in smaller rooms excavated in the underworld during the late Middle Ages, with the purpose of storing goods destined mainly to the Ligurian ports.
After the mid-nineteenth century, the dungeons, where there is a constant temperature of 15 ° throughout the year down to 32 meters underground through the entire hill Canelli and the entire city for over 20 kilometers, became the ideal place for the production of sparkling wine and for this purpose were expanded until it reaches the current extension.
Real engineering masterpieces and wine architecture in them thousands of bottles of fine wine is left to ferment at a constant temperature and take the aromas and the flavors of sparkling wine and the Canelli wine in cells with brick vaults. In 1850 Carlo Gancia in one of these "cathedrals" gave birth to the first Italian sparkling wine, Asti.
Currently you have visited the wineries agreement, the
Bosca Cellars - via Giuliani 21 - 0141-967711 - www.bosca.it – Miss Alice Siri
Contratto Cellars - via Giuliani - 0141-823349 - www.contratto.it - Mr Luca Cigliutti
Coppo Cellars - via Alba - 0141-823146 - www.coppo.it – Mr. Luigi Coppo
Gancia Cellars - Corso Libertà 16 - 0141-830212 - www.gancia.it – Mr. Franco Ferrero