montefico

Barbaresco docg Montefico

 

Grape-variety: 100% Nebbiolo

Vineyard: The Nebbiolo grapes used in making this Barbaresco wine were grown on 1.36 hectares of the Montefico cru in Barbaresco

Soil: Compact, mainly clay and limestone

PositionFacing south

Altitude: Between 230 and 260 m

Vine-training: Arched-cane Guyot

Vinification: Crushing and de-stemming of the grapes in the winery were followed by fermentation of the must on the skins for 25 days

Maturation: After drawing off and partial clarification, the wine was matured for 26 months in casks of French oak holding 20 and 40 Hl and 3 months in steel

Ageing: Prior to its release, the wine was aged after bottling for at least 6 months in bottles lying down in the dark and peace & quiet of the cellar

Tasting notesGarnet-red, with an expansive, elegant, floral nose showing rose and spice overtones, and a full-bodied, dry taste blessed with great structure and balance

Food pairings: A wine with great stuffing, particularly recommended for serving with flavoursome food, especially meat-based dishes. Great with mature cheeses too, and on its own as a meditation wine.

Storage: Best kept at a constant temperature in the dark and silence of an underground cellar