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Consorzio dell’Asti Docg

 

The “Consorzio per la Tutela dell’Asti” (Consortium for the Protection of Asti wines) was officially
founded on 17th December 1932 and recognised in 1934. It was originally called “Consorzio per la
Difesa dei Vini Tipici MOSCATO d’ASTI Spumante e ASTI Spumante” (Consortium for the Protection
of Typical Moscato d’Asti Spumante and Asti Spumante wines). Its trademark has always been the
patron saint of Asti, Saint Secundus, on horseback.

 

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The Consorzio works to protect, develop and promote ASTI DOCG and MOSCATO d’ASTI DOCG in Italy
and worldwide. The Consorzio’s role also includes quality control along the entire production chain and
monitoring the use of the designation name to prevent counterfeiting.
Its Research Laboratory promotes and coordinates specific scientific studies and innovative
technologies to continuously improve the production process as a whole.

 

The Consorzio coordinates and promotes activities valorising the area of origin of Moscato bianco
grapes, whose cultivation covers approx. 10,000 hectares across 51 municipalities of the provinces
of Alessandria, Asti and Cuneo. More than 1,400 ha have a gradient over 40%, with 330 ha of this
area over 50% – these are vineyards historically named “sorì”, where no mechanical equipment can be
used and vines are tended exclusively by hand. The Asti hills were the first vineyard landscape to be
included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

 

The Consorzio brings together 1,013 members, subdivided as follows: 50 spumante producers, 778
viticultural estates, 153 estate wineries, 17 must producers and 15 cooperative wineries. In total, they
produce approx. 85 million bottles yearly, of which 50 million are ASTI DOCG and 35 million MOSCATO
d’ASTI DOCG. 85% of the wine is exported.
The President of the Consortium is Lorenzo Barbero.

To carry out technical assistance, draw up research proposals and economic assessments aimed at enhancing the value of the Designation.

To protect and safeguard the Designation from improper use, unfair competition and counterfeiting.

To carry out, on behalf of all those who are subject to the Designation-related checks, the functions of protection, promotion and valorization, as well as informing consumers and generally looking after the interests of the Designation.

Adopt policies regulating supply in order to contribute to improved coordination of the Designation’s distribution on the market, through consultations with sector representatives.

To define plans for improving the quality of the product.

To appear before judicial and administrative authorities, in Italy and abroad, in order to safeguard and protect the Designation and defend the interests and rights of the producers.

To carry out surveillance actions, mainly in the distribution stage.

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