Acqui Terme, Alba, (frazioni Como e San Rocco Seno d’Elvio), Alice Bel Colle, Bistagno, Bubbio, Calamandrana, Calosso, Camo, Canelli, Cassinasco, Cassine, Castagnole Lanze, Castel Boglione, Castelletto Molina, Castelnuovo Belbo, Castel Rocchero, Castiglione Tinella, Castino, Cessole, Coazzolo, Cossano Belbo, Costigliole d’Asti, Fontanile, Grognardo, Incisa Scapaccino, Loazzolo, Mango, Maranzana, Moasca, Mombaruzzo, Monastero Bormida, Montabone, Neive, Neviglie, Nizza Monferrato, Perletto, Quaranti, Ricaldone, Rocchetta Belbo, Rocchetta Palafea, San Giorgio Scarampi, San Marzano Oliveto, Santa Vittoria d’Alba, Santo Stefano Belbo, Serralunga d’Alba, Sessame, Strevi, Terzo, Trezzo Tinella, Treiso, Vesime, Visone.
Luxuriant, peaceful places that can also be harsh, tough and unforgiving. A land of unforgettable hues. Hills that forced man to adapt, to respect their deepest essence in order to receive their most precious gifts. The places where Moscato bianco grapes are grown and made into ASTI Docg and MOSCATO d’ASTI Docg boast unique landscapes, whose features remain impressed in one’s memory.
The territory was defined in 1932 and includes 52 municipalities in the provinces of Alessandria, Asti and Cuneo. Moscato bianco vineyards cover a surface area of about 9,700 hectares, divided amongst more than 4,000 wineries and producers. What makes these places so fascinating is their characteristic variety:
the hills of the Langhe are elongated, with extended crests and steeper slopes, while those of the Monferrato are rounder and gentler to look upon. Two different landscapes, with infinite variations. Where life prospers among the orderly rows of grapevines, tended by hand as they have always been. Where the seasons bring new colors against the majestic crown of the Alps, where the horizon stretches out to infinity. Where every detail amazes and warms the heart, to be treasured forever.
Known as the “Home of Asti”, Palazzo Gastaldi, which looks out on piazza Roma, in the center of Asti, is a fitting official headquarters for the Consortium. A location that exudes tradition, history and style in every detail, it is a perfect setting for the promotion of the exclusive quality wines it represents.
Designed in 1989, the building is a fine example of the Art Nouveau style that was so in fashion towards the end of the nineteenth century. After the building was purchased by the Consortium from the Gastaldi family, extensive renovation turned it into a fitting showpiece for its headquarters. Today, in the halls of Palazzo Gastaldi, there is still an atmosphere of days gone by, illustrated in a long itinerary describing the history and soul of the Consortium from the time of its inception. The palazzo embodies the unique qualities of the land, the wines and the designation it represents.
The analytical laboratory is instead in Isola d’Asti, in a new building, erected in 2001, designed to house the latest scientific instruments.
It is here that the samples of soils, grapes and wine are analyzed, all the controls required to qualify for the DOC and DOCG status are carried out and research projects are conducted.