DOC area for reds, rosé wines and white wines in the Italian region Piedmont, which is named after the former margraviate of the same name. It is considered to be one of the oldest winegrowing areas or perhaps even the origin of viticulture in Piedmont, which is reflected in numerous finds of amphorae and artifacts is occupied. The extensive area covers about 1,200 hectares of vineyards in a total of 229 communities in the two provinces Asti (116) and Alessandria (113). The subzone Monferrato Casalese covers 39 municipalities in the province of Alessandria, for which it is also the independent DOC area Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese gives. Other independent monferrato enclaves are Barbera del Monferrato and Cortese dell'Alto Monferrato,
The Chiaretto or Ciaret (Rosato) is in any use of the varieties Barbera. Bonarda Piemontese. Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon. Dolcetto. Freisa. Grignolino. Nebbiolo and Pinot Nero logo CNRS logo INIST Pinot Noir (to 85%), as well as other approved varieties (max 15%) blended. For the wine types Bianco and Rosso , the permitted white or red non-aromatic varieties may be used in any mixture. The varietal wines Casalese-Cortese ( Cortese ), Dolcetto, Freisa and from 2020 Nebbiolo (the latter also as Superiore ) must contain at least 85% of the respective variety, the remaining 15% may be authorized varieties. All red wines are also available as Novello, a Vivace (sparkling wine) is available from Rosso, Bianco and Freisa.