Among the essential and constituent activities of the Barbera d’Asti e Vini del Monferrato Consortium, a place of absolute prominence is occupied by scientific research, aimed at supporting the entire wine production chain.

Collaboration with the worlds of science and academia, starting with the consolidated collaboration with Disafa (Department of Agricultural, Forestry and Environmental Sciences) of the University of Turin, has been instrumental in implementing a significant number of projects aimed at supporting agricultural and technological development. This commitment is reflected in the Consortium’s various activities, such as monitoring, analysis, experimentation and the organisation of popular conferences dedicated to specific issues relating to the sector, which have always been attended by leading players.

Investment in research and the development of new strategies in this direction responds to the need to help maintain qualitative control over and improvement of the product, the environment: the Monferrato area, recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014, along with the neighbouring Langhe and Roero regions, is a unique combination of culture, landscape and nature and wine is its chosen ambassador, a symbol that can summarise and express the most representative face of its historical vocation.

In this sense, the value of sustainability in all its manifestations, from the environmental to the social, gains centrality. Respect for the traditions that embellish the Monferrato region implies focusing attention on the preservation of historical and natural beauty, but also on working conditions. It is through this union that the past and the future can find a point of synthesis, expressing themselves in the reality of the present: only in this way is it possible to combine vision and practicality in projects and activities that contribute to making the territory increasingly recognisable.

Consorzio Barbera d’Asti e Vini del Monferrato, the centre of an entire oenological system, simply cannot relinquish the challenge of contributing to the qualitative development of the territory and its wines with continuous research and active support for viticulture. And in all of this, we are mindful of a noble past and confident of the possibilities offered by the future.