ASTI-MONFERRATO

SME Association/Grouping employing 4 persons and comprising of 172 member companies.

 

Qualifications, expertise and know-how:
The importance of the Consortium for the Defense of the Wines of the Asti and Monferrato Districts in the Piedmont, Italian and foreign contexts is proportionate to that of the area which represents one of the 11 DOC wines produced within it. Its activity involves a production area with an age-old tradition, famous for its excellence, and it currently has 172 member wineries representing all the components of the production line: “Aziende Agricole” and “Aziende Vitivinicole” (which mainly make wines from their estate-grown grapes), “Aziende Vinicole” (which mainly make wines from the grapes they buy), cooperative wineries and bottling companies. The 11 DOC wines protected by the Consortium are the historic Barbera d’Asti and Barbera del Monferrato (the first to have been awarded the DOC in 1970), Freisa d’Asti, Dolcetto d’Asti, Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato, Albugnano, Cortese dell’Alto Monferrato, Malvasia di Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Loazzolo, Monferrato and Piemonte. For each of the 11 DOC wines, the Consortium represents over 40% of the area cultivated with vines and over 60% of wine production. The Consortium is the only official collective management and coordination body for the 11 DOC wines, open to all users, and is called to perform every possible action in “defense, enhancement and care of the pertinent interests”. The finalities and tasks of the Consortium consist in: defending the image; promoting and improving winegrowing, with the dissemination of the best grape varieties in the most suitable areas and the provision of advice to winegrowers; improvement of the quality of the wines and the provision of technical assistance to the consortium members; control over origin, characteristics, quality and packaging of the wines; initiatives in the winegrowing and oenology sectors to increase production and sales; annual assessment of production, forecasts, market research into consumption aimed at planning the production of grapes; vigilance over the use of the name of the wines and legal action in the case of adulteration or fraud; the provision of information and assistance to consortium members with regard to the fulfillment of legislative standards and regulations in force; enhancement and dissemination of the knowledge of wines in Italy and abroad; management and review of disciplinary regulations; collaboration with the authorities responsible for monitoring the observance of the laws and disciplinary regulations; promotion of agreements and collaboration with other economic operators, authorities, bodies specific to the sector and the production line and institutions.

Scientific Team:

Contact details:
Consorzio Tutela Vini d’Asti e del Monferrato, 15 Via Morelli, 14100, Asti, Italy

Webpage: http://www.viniastimonferrato.it/en.html