The Monferrato Doc, created in 1994, covers a large area between the provinces of Alessandria and Asti, and includes various types of wine: Red, White, Chiaretto or Ciaret, Dolcetto, Freisa and Casalese Cortese.
This Doc offers the chance to use the grapes in the best way, without excessive restrictions, diversifying the wines to suit harvesting decisions and market demands. It has opened up the way to oenological experimentation which extends beyond tradition, producing new wines, which are often the best wines produced by the wineries, created by blending autochthonous and international grape varieties.
The autochthonous grape varieties used to make Monferrato Rosso are Barbera and Nebbiolo; the international varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot noir, Monferrato Bianco is made from the autochthonous varieties Cortese and Favorita, blended with the international Chardonnay, Sauvignon and, sometimes, Muller Thurgau or others.
Considering the great variety of proposals, combinations wth food must be evaluated separately, although, in general, they are wines with good body, often matured in barriques, which go well with important dishes.