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The Langhe (Italian pronunciation: [ˈlaŋɡe]; Langa is from old dialect Mons Langa et Bassa Langa) is a hilly area to the south and east of the river Tanaro in the province of Cuneo in Piedmont, northern Italy.

It is famous for its wines, cheeses, and truffles-particularly the white truffles of Alba. The countryside as it was in the first half of the 20th century features prominently in the writings of Beppe Fenoglio and Cesare Pavese, who was born there, in Santo Stefano Belbo.

On 22 June 2014, Langhe were inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage list[1] for its cultural landscapes, outstanding living testimony to winegrowing and winemaking traditions that stem from a long history, and that have been continuously improved and adapted up to the present day. They bear witness to an extremely comprehensive social, rural and urban realm, and to sustainable economic structures. They include a multitude of harmonious built elements that bear witness to its history and its professional practices.

Its vineyards constitute an outstanding example of man's interaction with his natural environment. Following a long and slow evolution of winegrowing expertise, the best possible adaptation of grape varieties to land with specific soil and climatic components has been carried out, which in itself is related to winemaking expertise, thereby becoming an international benchmark. The winegrowing landscape also expresses great aesthetic qualities, making it into an archetype of European vineyards.
Wines from the Langhe

The protected designations Consortium

Since the sixties the Italian wines with denomination of origin is regulated by a precise and strict legislation, which has its pivot action in the Protection Consortia. The DOC and DOCG wines are all regulated by stringent Disciplinary production, a kind of identity card where the producer and the consumer are wine identifiers and area of ​​origin.

The guideline, in fact, defines the grapes admitted to vinification, the exact area in which it is allowed to grow grapes suitable for the production of the wine, the maximum yield of grapes per hectare and the final yield in wine, the minimum aging period expected, the minimum values ​​of acidity, the natural sugar content, alcohol content, consumer and chemical-organoleptic quality parameters the Consortium of Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe and Roero is instructed by the Ministry for five wines of controlled and guaranteed origin and eight wines with a protected designation of origin.

For each of these wines, the Consortium verifies that the Regulations are respected. The wines under the tutelage of the Consortium are the result of one of the most deeply rooted traditions in the wine culture of Piedmont and represent the pride of the Langhe and Roero in the world. The wines: Barolo, Barbaresco, Roero, Dogliani, Barbera d'Alba, Nebbiolo d'Alba, Dolcetto d'Alba, Dolcetto di Diano, Dolcetto di Dogliani, Dolcetto delle Langhe Monregalesi Langhe, Verduno Pelaverga.
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