Coste della Sesia

Coste della Sesia







about this subregion

Nestled in the picturesque Piedmont region of northern Italy lies the Coste della Sesia DOC, a wine-producing area celebrated for its harmonious marriage of tradition and natural beauty. The unique terroir of this region, with its rolling hills and fertile valleys, provides the perfect environment for cultivating a diverse range of grape varieties.

Among the primary red grape varieties, Vespolina, Croatina, and Nebbiolo take center stage, each contributing its own distinct character to the wines produced here. Vespolina lends a touch of spice and complexity, Croatina adds bright acidity and berry flavors, while Nebbiolo, the region's most renowned grape, contributes its elegant tannins and rich, earthy notes.

On the white side of the spectrum, Erbaluce reigns supreme. Known for its vibrant acidity and floral aromatics, Erbaluce grapes thrive in the Coste della Sesia's microclimates, producing refreshing and aromatic white wines.

The region's diverse soil types, ranging from limestone-rich terrains to sandy riverbanks, allow for the cultivation of these grape varieties, resulting in a spectrum of wines that capture the essence of their terroir. With a climate marked by warm summers and cool nights, the Coste della Sesia DOC ensures grapes ripen slowly, preserving their natural acidity and flavor intensity.

In the heart of the Coste della Sesia DOC, winemakers proudly honor their heritage by crafting wines that reflect the region's rich viticultural history. Visitors are welcomed to savor the beauty of this remarkable landscape while enjoying wines that embody both tradition and innovation. Coste della Sesia DOC: a true testament to the timeless allure of Italian winemaking.



Vineyard Hectares





Discover Terroir

The Coste della Sesia DOC, located in the Piedmont wine region, covers the municipalities of Gattinara, Roasio, Lozzolo and Serravalle Sesia in the province of Vercelli and 13 municipalities in the province of Biella. In this DOC, the Consorzio Valsesia as well as the Consorzio di Tutela Nebbioli Alto Piemonte are key to maintain the high quality standards of the wines crafted by the producers of the region.

In this region, winters are cold, and the coldest month is January, with 0.4°C (0.4°F). On the other hand, summers are usually hot, reaching a maximum of 23°C during July. Precipitation is more frequent during spring and autumn.

Finally, the soil composition in Coste della Sesia is heterogeneous. It is possible to find soils with a predominance of different materials, such as clay, sand, granite boulders or porphyry.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Vespolina, Croatina, Nebbiolo

Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Erbaluce

Nestled in the Piedmont region of Italy, Coste della Sesia DOC boasts a captivating range of red and white wines that reflect the unique terroir of the area. Among the most common red wines found here is Nebbiolo. This noble grape variety, although most renowned for producing iconic Barolo and Barbaresco wines, takes on a distinct personality in Coste della Sesia, offering approachable reds with alluring aromas of red fruits and roses, backed by a graceful structure of tannins.

For red wine enthusiasts seeking a more accessible and fruity option, the region offers delightful wines crafted from the Vespolina grape. Vespolina wines reveal a charming medley of red berry flavors, accented by spicy notes. These wines provide a harmonious balance of fruit and soft tannins, making them a delightful choice for everyday enjoyment.

On the white wine front, the Coste della Sesia DOC showcases the Erbaluce grape, a local treasure. Erbaluce wines present a lively profile with zesty acidity, featuring enticing citrus and green apple notes. With a touch of minerality, Erbaluce wines display the terroir's influence and are perfect companions for a wide array of dishes. Another noteworthy white grape variety in the region is Timorasso. These wines offer a richer and more textured experience, often characterized by ripe stone fruit flavors and a captivating bouquet of floral and herbal nuances.

In conclusion, Coste della Sesia DOC presents a captivating selection of red and white wines. Nebbiolo and Vespolina represent the region's reds, offering both elegance and approachability. Meanwhile, Erbaluce and Timorasso showcase the region's prowess in crafting refreshing and distinct white wines. Each sip embodies the spirit of the Piedmont's winemaking tradition, making Coste della Sesia a destination of choice for wine enthusiasts seeking authentic Italian wines.