The “Consorzio per la Tutela dell’ASTI” (Consortium for the Protection of Asti wines) was officially founded on 17th December 1932. Its trademark has always been the patron saint of Asti, Saint Secundus, on horseback.
The Consorzio Asti works to protect, develop and promote Asti and Moscato d’Asti in Italy and worldwide. The Consorzio’s role also includes quality control along the entire production chain and monitoring the use of the designation name to prevent counterfeiting. Its Research Laboratory promotes and coordinates specific scientific studies and innovative technologies to continuously improve the production process as a whole.
The Consorzio Asti coordinates and promotes activities valorising the area of origin of Moscato Bianco grapes, whose cultivation covers 9,700 hectares in 52 municipalities of the provinces of Alessandria, Asti and Cuneo. More than 1,400 ha have a gradient over 40%, with 330 ha of this area over 50% – these are vineyards historically named “sorì”, where no mechanical equipment can be used and vines are tended exclusively by hand.