The Province of Turin Wineries.
SUSA VALLEY – CANAVESE AREA – HILLS OF TURIN – PINEROLO AREA
The Province of Turin Wineries
The Province of Turin, a land of vast environmental and geographic importance with an ancient wine-making tradition, displays and preserves a highly prestigious enological distinctiveness. It is an extensive and varied area of production, spanning from Pinerolo to the Susa Valley to the west, the Collina Torinese to the east, the Canavese area to the north and the Piedmontese capital to the south.
Hills of Turin
It is home to 7 origin designations
which provide 334 different types of wines:
in fact, there are certain “historic” DOCs like the Caluso classification, with its Erbaluce of Caluso, Caluso Passito, Erbaluce of Caluso Spumante and Carema brands, all of which were recognized in 1967, and the Freisa of Chieri, in the Collina Torinese, with its dry and amiable flavour, recognized in 1973. These well-established designations have been joined more recently by others: the Canavese DOCs (Red, Rosé, White, Nebbiolo and Barbera) and the Pinerolo-area DOCs (Red, Rosé, Barbera, Bonarda, Dolcetto, Freisa, Doux d’Henry and Ramìe) in 1996. In 1997, the Susa Valley area was awarded the Valsusa designation followed in 1999 by the Collina Torinese designation (Red, Barbera, Bonarda, Malvasia, Cari and Pelaverga). In 2010, the Erbaluce of Caluso was recognised as DOCG.
The Turin-area wineries rank fourth in the region and fifth in Italy
for the land area cultivated in the mountains.
Quality Viticulture and Scenic Pearls
A land that, with its historic and noble embrace, surrounds the City of Turin
almost as if to protect it among its peaks but, at the same time, to raise it as its fulcrum.