Costigliole d'Asti

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Costigliole d'Asti

Costiòle d'Ast  (Piedmontese)
Comune di Costigliole d'Asti
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Coat of arms of Costigliole d'Asti
Coat of arms
Location of Costigliole d'Asti
Costigliole d'Asti is located in Italy
Costigliole d'Asti
Costigliole d'Asti
Location of Costigliole d'Asti in Italy
Costigliole d'Asti is located in Piedmont
Costigliole d'Asti
Costigliole d'Asti
Costigliole d'Asti (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 44°47′6″N 8°10′55″E / 44.78500°N 8.18194°E / 44.78500; 8.18194
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
ProvinceAsti (AT)
FrazioniAnnunziata, Bionzo, Boglietto, Burio, Case Marchisio, Loreto, Motta, Sabbionassi, Santa Margherita, Sant'Anna
Government
 • MayorGiovanni Borriero
Area
 • Total36.94 km2 (14.26 sq mi)
Elevation
242 m (794 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total5,822
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Costigliolesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
14055
Dialing code0141
Patron saintOur Lady of Loreto
Saint day10 December
WebsiteOfficial website

Costigliole d'Asti (Piedmontese: Costiòle d'Ast) is a small Italian town in the Province of Asti, southern Piedmont. It lies about 13 kilometres (8 miles) south of the city of Asti in the Alto Monferrato, on the edge of the Langhe, in the alluvial plain of the river Tanaro southwards into the hills. The name derives from the Latin Corte Costeliolae.

The neighbouring communes are Agliano Terme, Antignano, Calosso, Castagnole delle Lanze, Isola d'Asti, Montegrosso d'Asti, and San Martino Alfieri (in the Province of Asti); and Castiglione Tinella and Govone (in the Province of Cuneo).

Wine[edit]

Costigliole d'Asti is particularly known for its viticulture. Its vineyards, which cover an area of more than 11.75 square kilometres (4.54 sq mi), are the most extensive of any Piedmontese commune.[4][5]

Red wines[edit]

The main grape varieties grown are Barbera, Dolcetto, Grignolino, Freisa and Brachetto. The Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) wines produced from these are:

White wines[edit]

The Moscato Bianco grape is grown for the production of three Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) or DOC wines:

The Cortese and Chardonnay varieties are used for two DOC wines:

International relations[edit]

Coats of arms of Weinsbergs twin towns Carignan (France) and Costigliole d'Asti (Italy)

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ Data from Istat
  4. ^ See "I 20 comuni del Piemonte maggiormante vitati", I vigneti del Piemonte al microscopio, Osservatorio vitivinicolo, Regione Piemonte, archived from the original on 2008-10-20 Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help). The figures shown are for 2000–201 when Costigliole d'Asti’s plantings were reported as 1,177.22 hectares.
  5. ^ The varieties of wine made at Costigliole d'Asti listed below are reported in I vini di Costigliole, Comune di Costigliole d'Asti.

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