Rocchetta Palafea

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Rocchetta Palafea
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Rocchetta Palafea (Italy)
Rocchetta Palafea
Country Italy
region Piedmont
province Asti  (AT)
Coordinates 44 ° 42 '  N , 8 ° 21'  E Coordinates: 44 ° 42 '30 "  N , 8 ° 20' 47"  E
height 423  m slm
surface 7.83 km²
Residents 347 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 44 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 14040
prefix 0141
ISTAT number 005095
Popular name Rocchettesi
Patron saint Sant'Evasio
Website Rocchetta Palafea
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Rocchetta Palafea is a municipality with 347 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019) in the Italian province of Asti (AT), Piedmont region . The neighboring municipalities are Bistagno , Calamandrana , Cassinasco , Castel Boglione , Montabone and Sessame .


The municipal area covers an area of ​​seven km² .

Culinary specialties

In Rocchette Palafea, Dolcetto vines are grown for Dolcetto d'Asti , a red wine with DOC status. The berries of the Pinot Noir and / or Chardonnay grape varieties can be used to make Alta Langa sparkling wine . The Muscat grape for the Asti Spumante , a sweet DOCG sparkling wine with a low alcohol content, and for the still wine Moscato d'Asti is also grown here. The lovely sparkling wine Brachetto d'Acqui is made from the Brachetto grape variety . In Rocchetta Palafea, vines of the Barbera variety are also grown for the Barbera d'Asti , a red wine with DOCG status, as well as for the Barbera del Monferrato .

Population development

Individual evidence

  1. Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.

Web links

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