Monferrato is an enchanting territory characterised by architectural and natural beauties. The area, which is predominantly hilly, is varied: spaces that are fully cultivated with vines alternate with wood and densely populated areas or scattered with farmsteads are alternated with secluded valleys.
Cremolino is an evocative medieval village, rich in history and tradition, and located on the top of a hill of the High Monferrato, a panoramic site where you can admire three vineyard valleys. The village is towered by the castle, which was built around the 14th century by the Malaspina Family, who ruled the area for about two centuries and was followed by various Genoese families, until the House of Savoy.
The ancient village includes the castle, which is part of the “Castelli Aperti” (open castles) system within the Low Piedmont area.
Immediately out of the second circle of walls, which are perfectly preserved, you can find the millenary Santuario della Bruceta, a sanctuary and place of pilgrimage. It was named after the Virgin Mary painting, which miraculously survived the terrible fire that destroyed its original chapel.
Several wine-and-food festivals and events are organised all year round.
The fertile soil of Monferrato and the Cremolino hills, which are blown by the sea wind and marked by the rows of vines that form coloured geometries, are the places where we produce our wines. Our wines have a fresh taste, with a strong personality, and are appreciated all over the world.
iPola chose a modern sustainable agriculture that, together with the deep knowledge of territory biodiversity, assures a production of wines that are characterised by excellent quality.
Cremolino is a land that gives unadulterated wines, with a strong personality, which characterise the territory located between the Ligurian Sea and the fertile Alexandrian plain.
The iPola wines are produced in the aforesaid hills and under the control of the oenologist Alessandro Bonelli.
They include the Dolcetto d’Ovada, the Barbera Monferrato, the classical Brut method sparkling wine, the Moscato D’Asti, the Monferrato Bianco and the renowned Ovada Orchestra, a high-quality sweet wine that is the symbol of a project that combines wine and art thanks to its refined label – www.alessandrorivetto.it
The above-mentioned qualified wines were joined by a production with the Antica Tenuta iPola brand, which is characterised by the naturalness of vineyard cultivation and wine-making, offering wines with a low content of sulphites and vinified with indigenous yeasts.
The production of Antica Tenuta iPola is focussed on two wines with Protected Designation of the territory: the Ovada DOCG and the Barbera Monferrato Superiore DOCG.
We are waiting for you to taste our wines at the cellars of the Antica Tenuta iPola.
Placed between the fertile hills of High Monferrato, Acqui Terme is located on the left bank of the river Bormida, immersed in a typically medieval landscape: a view with castles that are predominantly in ruins or even completely torn down, whose ancient towers remain as the only evidence.
The town is defined to be “on a human scale” thanks to climate healthiness, hospitality and several possible tourist routes.
There are various attractions: primarily the spa that, thanks to the La Bollente spring, characterised by 540 water litres per minute at 74 °C, the Lago delle Sorgenti lake characterised by 400 water litres per minute at 45 °C and the Fonte dell’Acqua Marcia spring, offering hot sulphurous water with therapeutical features and hyperthermal muds containing several active substances.
Furthermore, Acqui Terme can offer its visitors notable starting points for visits dedicated to art and architecture: the Clock Tower, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the Town Hall and Palazzo Roberti are some examples, but surely the Piazza della Bollente square, where steaming-hot and curative water gushes out of a fountain, is the symbol of the town.
Finally, there are other two important sites that are very interesting from the historical point of view: the Roman Aqueduct, one of the best preserved structures of the kind in Northern Italy, and the Archaeological Museum, where you can admire interesting archaeological finds of the Roman age.
Acqui Terme is a mysterious town, full of history, art and natural gifts.
The territory offers several opportunities to relax, play sports in the open air, immersed in the beautiful landscape of the Monferrato area, or simply to go shopping and find the best brands at favourable prices.
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The passion for good wines and the decision to entrust the management of our vineyards to people who well know the territory and respect its peculiarities, allowed to obtain excellent wine-making, with products having a modern taste and addressing demanding consumers. You can taste our wines at the cellars of the Antica Tenuta iPola farm.
Avail yourself of the visit at our Estate to enjoy the scents and the tastes that the territory can offer.
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