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Colli Tortonesi

DOC range for a wide range of red, rosé and white wines in the Italian region Piedmont, The area covers approximately 1,500 hectares of vineyards in the Tortona hills in nearly 50 communities on the lower Apennine foothills southeast of the eponymous municipality Tortona in the province of Alessandria. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, the bottle label may Vigna followed by the layer name. There are the two subzones Monleale and Terre di Libarna, whose names may be given for certain types of wine on the bottle label after Colli Tortonesi.

The subzone Monleale includes the municipalities Avolasca, Berzano di Tortona, Brignano-Frascata, Carbonara Scrivia, Carezzano, Casalnoceto, Casasco, Cassano Spinola, Castellania, Castellar Guidobono, Cerreto Grue, Costa Vescovato, Gavazzana, Momperone, Monleale, Montegioco, Montemarzino, Paderna Pozzol Groppo, Sant'Agata Fossili, Sardigliano, Sarezzano, Spineto Scrivia, Stazzano, Tortona, Viguzzolo, Villalvernia, Villaromagnano, Volpedo and Volpeglino. The Subzone Terre di Libarna includes the municipalities of Albera Ligure, Arquata Scrivia, Borghetto di Borbera, Cabella Ligure, Cantalupo Ligure, Carrega Ligure, Dernice, Grondona, Mongiardino Ligure, Roccaforte Ligure, Rocchetta Ligure, Stazzano and Vignole Borbera.

The Bianco is in any use of Cortese. Favorita. Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Bianco ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Grigio ( Pinot Gris ), Riesling Italico ( Riesling ) Barbera Bianca. Chardonnay, Sauvignon ( Sauvignon Blanc ), Sylvaner Verde ( Sylvaner u. Timorasso blended. Rosso and Chiaretto or Rosato are in any use of Aleatico. Barbera. Bonarda Piemontese. Dolcetto. Freisa. Grignolino, Pinot Nero ( Pinot Noir ) Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon. Croatina. Lambrusca di Alessandria. Merlot. Nebbiolo u. Sangiovese generated.

The varietal wines must contain different at least 85% or 95% of the respective variety, the remaining 15% may be other approved varieties. These are the four white wines Cortese, Favorita, Moscato ( Muscat Blanc ) and Timorasso, as well as the four reds Barbera, Croatina, Dolcetto and Freisa. In the subzone Monleale there is a Barbera, in the Subzone Terre di Libarna the wine types Bianco (to 60% Timorasso), Rosso (to 60% Barbera), Timorasso (to 95%) and one Spumante (about 60% Timorasso).

a Superiore there is one of the Barbera, one Novello from Rosso and Dolcetto, one Frizzante by Bianco, Cortese, Chiaretto and Rosso, one Riserva Cortese, Timorasso, Barbera, Croatina and Terre di Libarna Timorasso.

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