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DOC area for a wide range of red, rosé and white wines in the Italian region Piedmont, The zone encompasses around 1,500 hectares of vineyards in the Tortona hill area in almost 50 municipalities on the lower Apennine foothills southeast of the eponymous municipality Tortona in the province of Alessandria. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, you can use the bottle label Vigna followed by the location name. There are the two subzones Monleale and Terre di Libarna, the names of which can be given on the bottle label according to Colli Tortonesi for certain types of wine.
The Monleale subzone comprises the municipalities of Avolasca, Berzano di Tortona, Brignano-Frascata, Carbonara Scrivia, Carezzano, Casalnoceto, Casasco, Cassano Spinola, Castellania, Castellar Guidobono, Cerreto Grue, Costa Vescovato, Gavazzana, Momperone, Monleale, Montegiocoerna, Montemarzino , Pozzol Groppo, Sant'Agata Fossili, Sardigliano, Sarezzano, Spineto Scrivia, Stazzano, Tortona, Viguzzolo, Villalvernia, Villaromagnano, Volpedo and Volpeglino. The Terre di Libarna subzone includes the municipalities of Albera Ligure, Arquata Scrivia, Borghetto di Borbera, Cabella Ligure, Cantalupo Ligure, Carrega Ligure, Dernice, Grondona, Mongiardino Ligure, Roccaforte Ligure, Rocchetta Ligure, Stazzano and Vignole Borbera.
The varietal wines must contain at least 85% or 95% of the respective variety, the remaining 15% can be other approved varieties. These are the four white wines Cortese, Favorita, Moscato ( Muscat Blanc ) and Timorasso, as well as the four red wines Barbera, Croatina, Dolcetto and Freisa. In the subzone Monleale there is a Barbera, in the subzone Terre di Libarna the wine types Bianco (60% Timorasso), Rosso (60% Barbera), Timorasso (95%) and one Spumante (for 60% Timorasso).
a Superiore there is one from Barbera Novello from Rosso and Dolcetto, one Frizzante by Bianco, Cortese, Chiaretto and Rosso, one Riserva by Cortese, Timorasso, Barbera, Croatina and Terre di Libarna Timorasso.