1. The magical atmosphere of the Monferrato

    The magical atmosphere of the Monferrato

    Uvamatris comes from Monferrat, a part of the region of Piedmont that comprises roughly  the modern provinces of Alessandria and Asti. Montferrat is one of the most important wine districts of Italy. The territory is cut in two by the river Tanaro. The northern part (the Basso Monferrato, “Low Montferrat”), which lies between that river and the Po,...

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  2. Etymology of “Monferrato”

    Etymology of “Monferrato”

    Do you know the Etymology of “Monferrato”? There are various interpretations and assumptions,  but to date none are certain. There are many opinions, with Aldo Ricaldone stating the name was derived from “Mount” and farro — a variety of wheat. Another claim is that it comes from the Latin Mons ferax meaning “mount fertile and rich.” Still...

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  3. Barbera is Piedmont’s best-performing wine: +6.3%

    Barbera is Piedmont’s best-performing wine: +6.3%

    Barbera production has grown by 6.3%, quite a remarkable result with over 21 million bottles of Barbera d’Asti produced in 2017. Barbera production involves 167 municipalities in the Asti and Alessandria provinces. Filippo Mobrici, the President of the Barbera d’Asti e Vini del Monferrato Consortium, presented these figures at a...

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