Since its foundation in 1892 in Canelli, the Coppo winery has remained in the family for over 120 years, making it one of the oldest family-run wineries in all of Italy.

Their historical underground cellars, a UNESCO World Heritage site, were built at the beginning of the late 18th-century and extend under the hill of Canelli over five thousand square meters at a depth of up to forty meters.

Coppo’s wines are characterized by elegance, finesse, and longevity. Their production centers on Barbera, Metodo Classico sparkling wines, Chardonnay and Moscato d’Asti. In the early 1980s, the Coppo brothers were among the first in the territory to demonstrate the elegance, character, and ageing potential of the Barbera grape.

Barbera remains their specialty today, in particular, the Barbera d’Asti DOCG Pomorosso label. Other labels of note are  Moscato d’Asti “Canelli,” a new subzone prized for its excellent Moscato, and  Monteriolo, a great Chardonnay with elegant minerality and savoury notes of the sea— a wine capable of ageing over twenty years.

Coppo’s goal is to guarantee maximum respect for the grape varieties and the environment in all stages of their production.

Barbera d'Asti Docg Pomorosso

Winery visits and wine tastings

Winery Tour

Coppo transports their guests through time. The underground tunnels, which are known as Cathedrals and are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, showcase the long history of winemaking in the area. Historic farming and winemaking tools are displayed at the entrance and important vintages are displayed in small dugouts. All tastings are led in private tasting rooms.

Tours & Tasting

CLASSIC TOUR
This guided visit will take you through corridors, passageways, and tunnels excavated in the tuff rock, beginning in the 18th-century. Today, the cellars are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage. You will pass through the fermentation rooms of Coppo Chardonnay, vinified pure and as a still wine destined for whites with great mineral complexity. You will visit the fermentation rooms of Pinot Noir, which along with Chardonnay becomes the base cuvée of Coppo sparkling wines. You will pass through the tunnels where Coppo Barbera ages and learn how the family contributed to this variety’s rebirth in an important way. You will see where Coppo sparkling Riserva Metodo Classico rests and will get to learn the techniques used in making our sparkling wines. The guided visit to the Underground Cathedrals ends with a tasting of 4 different wines that best represent Coppo winery:

Luigi Coppo Spumante Brut Metodo Classico
Costebianche Piemonte DOC Chardonnay
Camp du Rouss Barbera d’Asti DOCG
Moncalvina Moscato d’Asti DOCG Canelli
Price: € 20,00 per person
Duration: 1 hour

PREMIUM TOUR

Dedicated to those who love great wines that stand the test of time, this guided visit will take you through corridors, passageways, and tunnels excavated in the tuff rock beginning in the 18th century, today listed as a UNESCO World Heritage. You will gain historical insight on why Canelli is indisputably recognized throughout the world as the capital of Italian sparkling wines, the differences between the two main fermentation processes (Charmat and Metodo Classico) and the various stages of making a Spumante Metodo Classico. You will discover the story of Piedmont Chardonnay and become familiar with the history of Barbera, one of the region’s most important native grape varieties, once hugely underrated and now considered a great wine with elegance, character, and ageing potential. By examining samples of our soils, you will understand how their different characteristics such as its composition and richness in minerality are reflected in Coppo wines’ elegance and longevity. The tour ends with a tasting of 3 Coppo Riserva wines and Moncalvina Moscato d’Asti “Canelli”.

A Licia Alta Langa Spumante Brut Metodo Classico Millesimato
Monteriolo Piemonte DOC Chardonnay
Pomorosso Nizza DOCG
Moncalvina Moscato d’Asti DOCG Canelli
Price: € 40,00 per person
Duration: 2 hours

SPARKLING TOUR
This tour is the best way to get to know the expressions of the most typical bubbles of the area: Sparkling Traditional Method and Moscato d’Asti. Visiting the corridors, passageways, and tunnels excavated in the tuff rock beginning in the 18th century, today listed as a UNESCO World Heritage you will learn how the production of Spumante using the Traditional Method (the same used for Champagne) started here in Canelli, for the first time ever in Italy. You will find out how the Traditional Method (Metodo Classico) – unlike the Charmat Method – leads to a refermentation of the wine in the bottle and to the emergence of “subtle and persistent bubbles,” a trademark of the very best Champagne and Spumante.

You will experience the different degrees of complexity that characterize the three spumante Coppo Traditional Method wines. The energy of a Pinot Noir vinified as a single-variety, the delicacy of a rosé produced in small quantities with the “ancestral method” and the unique elegance of our Riserva, which is a spumante that challenges the passage of time. You will then finish on a sweet note, with a tasting of Moscato d’Asti. A sparkling, low-alcohol, unique and aromatic wine that embraces its most traditional and relevant expressions here in the Canelli subzone. The tour ends with a tasting of Coppo’s most iconic bottle-fermented sparkling wines:

Luigi Coppo Spumante Brut Metodo Classico
Clelia Coppo Spumante Brut Rosé Metodo Classico Millesimato
A Licia Alta Langa Spumante Brut Metodo Classico Millesimato
Moncalvina Moscato d’Asti DOCG Canelli
Price: € 30,00 per person
Duration: 2 hours

CHARDONNAY TOUR AND TASTING
Piedmont is usually associated with Nebbiolo and Barbera, less often with Chardonnay. However, Chardonnay has been present in Piedmont since the first half of the 19th-century, when a few plants from the world-famous Montrachet vineyard in France were brought to Italy under Napoleon. Coppo has always shown passion for this variety: the family used to import Chardonnay from Burgundy to Italy during the 1960s and 1970s. They also were the first to demonstrate that this popular white grape variety could do well in the area thanks to a suitable micro-climate and unique soil composition. In the Chardonnay tour, guests will be guided through the discovery of Piedmont’s hidden gem by tasting 3 Coppo wines. The delicacy of Clelia, a Traditional Method Spumante that is re-fermented in the bottle on its own residual sugar, following the “ancestral method” (the only known technique for the production of sparkling wines in the past). The youthfulness of Costebianche, the youngest Chardonnay produced by Coppo: direct and neat. Finally, the ageing potential of Monteriolo, aged on fine lees. Awarded multiple times by the critics, Monteriolo is a wine that contributed greatly to the international recognition of Coppo since the early ’80s. The guided visit to the Underground Cathedrals ends with a tasting of 4 different wines that best represent Coppo’s Chardonnay production:

Clelia Coppo Spumante Brut Rosé Metodo Classico
Costebianche Chardonnay Piemonte DOC
Monteriolo Piemonte DOC Chardonnay
Monteriolo Piemonte DOC Chardonnay old vintage
Price: € 30,00 per person
Duration: 1.75 hours

BARBERA TOUR & TASTING
Exploring, promoting and consolidating the potential of Barbera have always been crucial elements of Coppo’s identity. Pomorosso, one of Coppo’s most renowned wines, played a major role in revamping the international recognition of this variety since 1984. The vineyards that give birth to Coppo wines are located in the most vocated area of Barbera d’Asti DOCG, more precisely in Agliano, Castelnuovo Calcea and Nizza. Coppo’s Barbera Tour is the occasion to deepen the knowledge about Coppo’s effort in interpreting the most widespread and typical variety of Piedmont and Monferrato, by focusing on production techniques and a dedicated tasting. The last glass of the tasting is Moscato d’Asti, a sweet, aromatic, unique wine: another typical product of this territory, from the sub-zone of Canelli, an exceptional context for historical and environmental reasons. The guided visit to the Underground Cathedrals ends with a tasting of 4 different wines that best represent Coppo’s Barbera production:

L’Avvocata Barbera d’Asti DOCG
Camp du Rouss Barbera d’Asti DOCG
Pomorosso Nizza DOCG
Moncalvina Moscato d’Asti DOCG Canelli
Price: € 30,00 per person
Duration: 1.75 hours

SUMMER WHITES TOUR
Coppo Temporary Tour | Summer Whites aims to share the exceptional value of the enological patrimony of Piedmont, especially the hidden gems: the local whites. This tour is available only for the summer (between June and August).

More specifically, this visit focuses on the interpretations of three varieties: Cortese, Chardonnay and Moscato. Cortese is one of the oldest local cultivations of the region and it gives birth to Gavi, a classic Piedmontese white that Coppo started producing in the ’80s, in the estate that the family manages in Monterotondo di Gavi. Between the ’60s and the ’70s, Luigi Coppo used to import a small quantity of Chardonnay from Burgundy. That was the starting point for two different products: a Chardonnay exalting freshness and fruit, and Monteriolo, more complex and meant to evolve through the years. Finally, Moscato d’Asti: extremely typical, especially for the sub-zone of Canelli. A sweet and aromatic wine, drawing increasing international recognition as a sparkling wine lately. The guided visit to the Underground Cathedrals ends with a tasting of 4 different wines:

La Rocca Gavi DOCG
Costebianche Chardonnay Piemonte DOC
Monteriolo Chardonnay Piemonte DOC
Moncalvina Moscato d’Asti DOCG Canelli
Price: € 30,00 per person
Duration: 1.75 hours

Languages spoken
Italian and English

Territory
Monferrato

Wines Range
Barbera d’Asti, Chardonnay, Metodo Classico sparkling wines, Moscato d’Asti

Activities
Guided winery tour, Guided wine tastings, Guided vertical tastings

Services
Wine shop

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