Costigliole d'Asti

Costigliole d'Asti, (Asti)
Costigliole d’Asti (Costiòle d’Ast in Piedmontese) is a small Italian town in the Province of Asti, southern Piedmont. It lies about 13 kilometres (8 miles) south of the city of Asti in the Alto Monferrato, on the edge of the Langhe, in the alluvial plain of the river Tanaro southwards into the hills. The name derives from the Latin Corte Costeliolae.The neighbouring communes are Agliano Terme, Antignano, Calosso, Castagnole delle Lanze, Isola d’Asti, Montegrosso d’Asti, and San Martino Alfieri (in the Province of Asti); and Castiglione Tinella and Govone (in the Province of Cuneo).WineCostigliole d’Asti is particularly known for its viticulture. Its vineyards, which cover an area of more than 11.75 square kilometres (4.54 sq mi), are the most extensive of any Piedmontese commune.Red winesThe main grape varieties grown are Barbera, Dolcetto, Grignolino, Freisa and Brachetto. The Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) wines produced from these are:Barbera d'AstiBarbera del MonferratoPiemonte BarberaMonferrato DolcettoFreisa d'AstiGrignolino d'AstiPiemonte BrachettoWhite winesThe Moscato Bianco grape is grown for the production of three Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) or DOC wines:Moscato d'Asti DOCGAsti DOCGPiemonte Moscato passito DOCThe Cortese and Chardonnay varieties are used for two DOC wines:Piemonte CortesePiemonte ChardonnayInternational relationsTwin towns – Sister citiesCostigliole d'Asti is twinned with: Weinsberg, Germany, since 2000ReferencesExternal linksOfficial website

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