The area of Asti has been recognized for centuries as a paradigm for Italian viticulture and oenology: it produces excellent quality and has an important image around the world. The Castello del Poggio estate in fact lies in this extraordinary zone, and is the largest single-site vine-growing property in Piedmont. The original 35 hectares of vines, once the property of well-known Piedmontese producer Arturo Bersano, have now become no less than 160 hectares, thanks to a patient and forward-looking process of replanting and extension of the area under vine with the acquisitions of the Rocca, Cerrina, Cascinot, Masarej, Poggio and Orto farms as well as the Il Briccone holding in the commune of Costigliole d’Asti, known as “the land of gold” because it is blessed with thousands of bunches of splendid Moscato d’Asti grapes. With this redevelopment of land and vineyards, the Zonins have succeeded in reassembling the property originally owned by the Bunéis family in the 18th century. The Castello del Poggio estate is striving to highlight the quality of Piedmont’s outstanding indigenous cultivars, such as Barbera, Dolcetto, Brachetto, Moscato d’Asti and Grignolino. In this area – which historically has always been considered the “cru” zone par excellence – they express their varietal characteristics to the full.
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