Albugnano is an Italian commune in the province of Asti, Piedmont. Covering an area of 9 km ² live 528 (as of 31 December 2012) inhabitants.
The municipality is situated approximately 35 km north of Asti and 20 km east of Turin at an altitude of 549 m and is often referred to as the balcony of Monferrato. Local attractions include the Abbey Vezzolano, one of the most beautiful monastery churches of Piedmont from the 13th century. The community is the home of the wine of the same name.
Viticulture in Albugnano
The wine from Albugnano has since 6 May 1997 the status of a Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC). The production area includes the municipalities Albugnano, Pino d' Asti, Castelnuovo Don Bosco and Passerano Marmorito. In the year 2000 240 hectoliters of wine were produced in 7 hectares of vineyards. The wine thus is a rarity in Italian wine.
There are red wines and rosé wines from the varieties Nebbiolo ( 85% ) and Moscato and / or Barbera and Bonarda ( a maximum of 15 %) was prepared. In a barrel maturation for at least 14 months of red wine may bear the designation of quality superior. The minimum alcohol content of 11.5%.
The rosé wine ( rosé ) has a minimum alcohol content of 11 % and is in the flavors secco (dry) grown and abboccato ( semi- dry).
See also the article Viticulture in Italy.