Piemonte is a land of wine “for excellence”: 45,000 hectares of vineyards, all located in the hills and even in mountain ranges and foothills, where predominates the direct and manual human and pursue low yields per hectare, just to enhance the quality. 20,000 wineries and three million hectoliters of wine produced annually, almost all derived from twenty native grapes and from which originate many as 16 DOCG wines and 42 DOC wines known throughout the world, a symbol of Italian and Piemonte “Made in Italy”.
Piemonte is a region in the North West of Italy with an ancient and important wine growing. Already his name, which means “at the foot of the mountains”, indicates the configuration of the land: on one hand, this land is protected from chainwheel range of the Alps, while from the south blows “marin”, the warm wind that comes from the sea Ligure. A combination that makes for a mild climate, suitable for growing grapes. For centuries, the grape and wine are part of the culture of Piemonte. Wine has always been synonymous with a strong historical and cultural identity. The first records date back to the tenth century before Christ. The choices of production have been geared over the years more and more names that guarantee the origin and quality of the wine: so today most of the bottles produced fall into one of 16 of the 42 DOC or DOCG. An economy made important numbers but especially of men and women who every day with their work renew the deep connection with the land and the wine. Now the Piemonte waits for its vineyards and its breathtaking scenery recognition in UNESCO World Heritage Site.
45,522 hectares of vineyards
2,365,582 hectoliters of wine produced
The center of production of Erbaluce is Canavese. It is the area that extends from the Serra of Ivrea, the Po river,the Stura di Lanzo and Grai Alps, between the province of Turin and the Valle d’Aosta. Historical and geographical crossed by rivers Malono, Orco and Chiusella; It includes Viverone and Candia lakes.
Canavese is divided in:
- Alto Canavese (Cuorgnè, Rivarolo Canavese)
- Eporediense (Ivrea)
- Basso Canavese (Caluso)
The etymology of the name derives from the ancient town of Cuorgnè , Canava .
It is the land of glacial origin , loose , rich in minerals , set around the beautiful Lake Viverone .
The origin of Caluso dates from the time of the Salassi , in pre-Roman times . The name comes from the Latin ” oppidum clausum ” , which means ” strong city – closed ” : the Romans chose this name in reference to the fortified walls that surrounded the area , of great strategic importance at that time.