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Premium Wines From Italy’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Sep 26, 2019
Italian Wine

The rolling hills of Italy, particularly the lush region of Piedmont and the Prosecco Hills have something extraordinary in common, more than being Italy’s iconic wine producing regions. The vineyard landscape of Piedmont and Italy’s Prosecco hills have both been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites!

Head over to AQUA Forte to try Italy’s UNESCO wines in Galle Fort, Sri Lanka’s famed UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont

The vineyard landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato was listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2014.

The Region

Cultivating vines since the 5 th century BC, the UNESCO region includes the vineyard areas of Langhe-Roero and Monferrato in Piedmont which encompasses five winegrowing areas and the Castle of Cavour. The landscapes reflect a slowly developed association between a diverse range of soils, native grape varieties and traditional winemaking processes.

Additionally, historic references were documented by Pliny the Elder stating that the Piedmont region was one of the most favourable vine regions in ancient Italy, especially during the Roman Empire, and Strabo, a Greek historian had mentioned the wine barrels.

The area offers panoramic views of cultivated hills, Romanesque churches, castles, farms, wine cellars and storehouses. The famed appellations from the areas include Barbaresco, Barolo, Barbera d’Asti and Asti Spumante in Italy.

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UNESCO Wines at AQUA Forte

From the UNESCO protected Vineyard landscape of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato, try the below at AQUA Forte:

Dezzani Barolo 2014


Dezzani Barolo 2014

Dezzani Barbaresco 2015


Dezzani Barbaresco 2015

Dezzani Barbera d’Asti 2016


Dezzani Barbera d’Asti 2016

Prosecco Hills

On July 2019, Italy’s Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Region

Famed for cultivating grapes used in sparkling wines over the last few centuries, the verdant areas of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene are nestled in the north east of Italy. Forming part of the vine landscape of the Prosecco wine production area, Le Colline del Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene is Italy’s 55 th UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The chequerboard landscape of parallel and vertical rows of vines on the hill’s slopes have been around since the 17 th century, which have greatly contributed to the aesthetic of the region.

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UNESCO Wines at AQUA Forte

From the UNESCO protected Prosecco Hills of Italy, try the below only at AQUA Forte:

Bottega Prosecco Spumante DOC


Bottega Prosecco Spumante DOC

Bottega Prosecco Rosé Gold Spumante DOC


Bottega Prosecco Rosé Gold Spumante DOC

Bottega Prosecco Gold Spumante DOC


Bottega Prosecco Gold Spumante DOC

AQUA Forte in Galle Fort

With its rich history, Galle Fort was marked as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. AQUA Forte is nestled on the quaint Leyn Bayn Street within the ancient ramparts of the fort. Dine with us to try Italy’s UNESCO wines in the heart of Sri Lanka’s UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

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