Calosso

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Calosso
Comune
Comune di Calosso
Coat of arms of Calosso
Coat of arms
Calosso is located in Italy
Calosso
Calosso
Location of Calosso in Italy
Coordinates: 44°44′N 8°14′E / 44.733°N 8.233°E / 44.733; 8.233Coordinates: 44°44′N 8°14′E / 44.733°N 8.233°E / 44.733; 8.233
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province Province of Asti (AT)
Frazioni frazione Castagna, frazione Piana del Salto, frazione Mosiano, regione Rodotiglia, regione San Bovo, regione Soria [1]
Government
 • Mayor Francesca Dalcielo (elected 2004-06-13>
Area
 • Total 15.7 km2 (6.1 sq mi)
Elevation 399 m (1,309 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 1,298
 • Density 83/km2 (210/sq mi)
Demonym Calossesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 14052
Dialing code 0141
Patron saint Beato Alessandro Sauli
Saint day 11 October
Website Official website

Calosso is a rural comune (municipality) in the Province of Asti in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) southeast of Turin and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of Asti in the hilly area between the Tanaro and Belbo and on the borders between Monferrato and Langa. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 1,298 and an area of 15.7 square kilometres (6.1 sq mi).[2]

The comune borders the following municipalities: Agliano Terme, Canelli, Castiglione Tinella, Costigliole d'Asti, Moasca, and Santo Stefano Belbo.

The village itself, together with its castle, stands on a hill surrounded by the vineyards which represent its principal economic activity.

Local government[edit]

The comune belongs to the Comunità delle colline tra Langa e Monferrato.

Viticulture[edit]

Around two thirds of the area of the commune, and by far the greatest part of its agricultural land is devoted to vineyards. Production is on a small scale: this 10 square kilometres (4 sq mi) or so is divided between 380 farms and the total annual production of wine is around 4,900,000 litres (1,300,000 US gal).

The principal grape variety grown here is the Moscato Bianco, while others include Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Chardonnay and Freisa. Of particular interest is the cultivation of the now rare historical variety Gamba di Pernice (literally ‘Pheasant’s leg’).[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Comune di Calosso (AT) - Italia: Informazioni
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ Comune di Calloso :: Vignetti

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