The excellence of Asti Spumante is fully represented by this component. It is a territory that makes the surrounding landscape unique, thanks to the well-finished vineyards shaped by the labor of farmers over the years. It is the area where the history of the great italian sparkling wines began thanks to the continuous improvement of the growing and production techniques of Moscato Bianco vine variety. The Piedmontese oenologist professor Federico Martinotti was the first who, back in , applied the new vinification method through which this wine is produced. It was a first important step for launching the production of Piedmontese sparkling wine followed by a continuous refining of the techniques, among which the contribution of the French oenologist Charmat should be recalled, as he led to the present refined product. The town of Canelli is taken as a milestone of this component due to its crucial role in the evolution of Asti Spumante.
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They are part of the network of Underground Cathedrals, a temple of wine dedicated to its history and the hard work of man. Built beginning in the late 18th century , initially intended as small cellars to conserve wine, they were expanded from to what they are today. The historical wine cellars of Coppo extend under the hill of Canelli for a total of 5 thousand square meters ft and a depth that reaches 40 meters ft. The history of Coppo winery is inextricably wound with the wine history of Piedmont. The origins of the winery date back to
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Canelli is located on a bend of the river Belbo in the Alto Monferrato High Monferrat , close to the border with the Langhe. The area around the town is rich in vineyards. The area is believed to be the birthplace of the Italian sparkling wine Asti. The village's history of the wine is still evident today with the popular synonym of Muscat Canelli that is still used for the Moscato grape used to produce the wine. The territory of Canelli was already occupied in prehistoric times by settlers from Liguria. In Roman times it became a center of some importance, surrounded by numerous farms on which vines were cultivated. After the Roman era Canelli fell into a long decline, but was already being called a citta town by the year By the middle of the 12th century, the descendants of the Counts of Acqui Terme had taken control. In Canelli became an equal partner in the Republic of Asti and Canelli. It became an outpost in the republic's frequent wars against its great rival, the Duchy of Monferrato.