The Ovadese has always been suited to wine production, in particular Dolcetto; already in the XVIII century this vine was commonly called "Uva di Ovada". Gallesio in 1800, in his work "Pomona Italiana", he wrote: "The most esteemed [Dolcetti] are those of Ovada and its contours ... it seems that the climate of those hills is the most appropriate to nature of this grape, while it matures perfectly there without the grapes falling, as happens in southern countries and acquires a degree of perfection to which it does not reach in any other place ”.

A long and prestigious history, it led to the recognition of the DOC in 1972, the first denomination of controlled origin for Dolcetto throughout Piedmont.A long and prestigious history, it led to the recognition of the DOC in 1972, the first denomination of controlled origin for Dolcetto throughout Piedmont.Luigi Veronelli, one of the fathers of Italian oenology, stated: "It is wine [the Dolcetto a Ovada] that (unlike the normal Dolcetto that likes to be drunk young) due to the particular characteristics of the climate and the nature of the soil, likes aging too prolonged like other more famous wines of Piedmont ”.

Thanks to its peculiarities, great capacity for aging, an important structure and the constant work of selecting producers, in 2008 the wine obtained the DOCG recognition, with the denomination of Dolcetto di Ovada Superiore or Ovada DOCG.

The Ovada hills, in the most favorably exposed areas, are cultivated with Dolcetto which represents a real and only local peculiarity that distinguishes the Ovadese from other areas of Piedmont.The Ovada hills, in the most favorably exposed areas, are cultivated with Dolcetto which represents a real and only local peculiarity that distinguishes the Ovadese from other areas of Piedmont.The production area includes 22 Municipalities of the Monferrato Ovadese. It is a wine that matches its whole meal; in the DOC variant it is particularly suitable to be accompanied with agnolotti, pasta dishes, minestrone, white and red meats, fresh or semi-seasoned cheeses and the typical chickpea farinata.The DOCG wine loves to be accompanied with red and braised meats, mushrooms and truffles that populate our woods and mature cheeses.

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Regional Winery of Ovada and Monferrato

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