Langhe and Monferrato,
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Since June 2004, the vineyard landscape of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the 50th this organization has recognized to Italy so far.
This outstanding landscape covers six distinct wine-growing areas, spreaded on 10.000 hectars in the south part of Piedmont: Langa del Barolo, Castello di Grinzane Cavour, Colline del Barbaresco, Nizza Monferrato e il Barbera, Canelli e l’Asti Spumante, Monferrato degli «infernot».
The Convention awarded this area for the beauty of the gently rolling hills, its integrity and authenticity.
As we can read in the motivations, the vineyards of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato are a great “example of man’s interaction with his natural environment”, moreover “its components fully express the cultural, residential, architectural, environmental and productive complexity of this wine-growing and wine-making region.”