The “Terre Alfieri” denomination of controlled origin unites the areas located in the “Comunità collinare Colline Alfieri” Association and those of the “Unione dei Comuni Roero tra Tanaro e Castelli” Association of Municipalities.
Consequently the production zone comprises part of the territory in the municipalities of Castellinaldo, Govone, Magliano Alfieri and Priocca in the Province of Cuneo excluded from the Roero DOCG wine production zone and the whole of the territory of the municipalities of Antignano, Celle Enomondo, Cisterna d’Asti, Revigliasco, San Damiano, San Martino Alfieri and Tigliole in the Province of Asti.
The wine Terre Alfieri must undergo an ageing period of 4 months from the 1st of November of the year in which the grapes are produced.
Terre Alfieri Arneis, when released for sale, presents the following characteristics:
More or less intense straw yellow, sometimes with golden nuances.
Delicate, fragrant and sometimes floral.
Dry, pleasantly bitter.
Minimum total alcohol content by volume: 11.5%;
Minimum total acidity: 5 g/litre;
Minimum sugarfree extract: 15 g/litre.