A territory to taste
399 metres above sea level, with an area of 15 square kilometres, about 20 kilometres south of the city of Asti, the territory of Calosso presents itself to the visitor with its most important feature: dense vineyards carved into the hillsides. Vineyards that create extraordinary patterns of enchanting colours that change through the passing of the seasons, thus staging a spectacular panorama of Langhe and Monferrato that will certainly form a lasting impression on the observer. Calosso has always been a land of great wines, a land in which Moscato d'Asti dominates; however, on the hills of Calosso we find many other vines: Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, Chardonnay, Freisa and the rare and precious Gamba di Pernice completing the wide selection of noble wines that are much appreciated by connoisseurs from all over the world.
The purely wine vocation of the territory and its people is evidenced by the presence of more than 380 vineyards with about 1000 hectares of land given over to the growing of grapes from a total of 1238 hectares within the Calossian territory. The natural hospitality of the inhabitants, and the beauty of the territory, have also fostered the establishment of numerous guesthouses that offer pleasant stays in charming former farmhouses at very competitive prices.
Every year in Calosso the Rapulé Fair takes place normally on the third weekend of October and takes its name from the harvesting operation of the "rapulìn", or the smallest bunches that remain after the grape harvest. The festival offers a food and wine journey with wine tasting and typical local dishes among the crotìn, the cellars dug into the tuff (soft stone) to store the best wine that can be found beneath many properties in the village. The Rapulé also sees the village animated by two days by music, exhibitions and theatrical events. A book collects all the typical recipes of the area, which can be tasted during the FIERA DEL RAPULE'.