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Montalbera

Castagnole Monferrato | Piedmont

The Montalbera farm was founded at the beginning of the twentieth century in an area between the municipalities of Grana, Castagnole Monferrato and Montemagno. In the mid-eighties, the Morando family adopted an expansion policy that was not yet completed, with the acquisition of neighboring land and the direct planting of new vineyards, mainly in Ruchè. Today the company is surrounded by its own vineyards arranged in a circular form in a single body in an entirely hilly position, with different exposures and soils ranging from clayey to calcareous.One of the peculiarities that has always distinguished Montalbera in the Piedmontese panorama is that of being a reality straddling the two great wine areas of Piedmont: Monferrato and Langhe. The vineyards cover six entire hills while in the valley floor there is space for the cultivation of the typical Piedmontese hazelnut. The vineyards vary in age from 7 to 30 years, the training system is the low guyot and each cultivation operation is done by hand. 82 hectares are planted in Ruchè, corresponding to 60% of the entire denomination. The other varieties planted are Barbera and Grignolino.

Color: Light ruby ​​red with a tendency to an orange hue after the first 12 months in the bottle.
Bouquet: Flowery and delicate, with typical scents of marasca cherry and undergrowth and delicate semblance of oriental spices.
Taste: Dry and harmonious, warm and pleasant with a refined slightly bitter aftertaste.

Color: Intense purple red with violet reflections in youth.

Bouquet: Intense, persistent, powerful and characteristic with clear scents of blueberry and black cherry jam.

Taste: Good acidity typical of barberas, harmonious, full-bodied and balanced, persistent and powerful with clear hints of blueberry, black cherry jam.

Color: Intense ruby ​​red.

Aroma: Jam of small red fruits, raspberry and notes of currant, mixed with bitter chocolate and undergrowth.

Taste: Long and soft with an enveloping and harmonious tannic, good and balanced acidity typical of Barbera.

Color: Intense ruby ​​red.

Aroma: Jam of small red fruits, raspberry and notes of currant, mixed with bitter chocolate and undergrowth.

Taste: Long and soft with an enveloping and harmonious tannic, good and balanced acidity typical of Barbera.

Color: Intense ruby ​​red tending to garnet.

Aroma: Intense, powerful and characteristic, with hints of cassis and dehydrated prunes alternating with tobacco, leather and goudron.

Taste: Impenetrable at first impact, then winds in the mouth enhancing with its alcohol content an intense heat, a persistent tannin and a vibrant acidity.

Color: Light ruby ​​red with a tendency to an orange hue after the first 12 months in the bottle.
Bouquet: Flowery and delicate, with typical scents of marasca cherry and undergrowth and delicate semblance of oriental spices.
Taste: Dry and harmonious, warm and pleasant with a refined slightly bitter aftertaste.

Color: Intense yellow with gold reflections.

Aroma: hints of ripe banana pulp, medlar peel and acacia flowers.

Taste: Round and persistent in the mouth with an alcohol content capable of highlighting a dense and white tannic texture as a corollary of a vegetable and mineral acidity.

Color: straw yellow, crystalline.

Bouquet: Intense, persistent, with typical hints of fresh fruit and evident nuances of wild flowers.

Taste: Soft and partly mineral, harmonious, full-bodied and balanced with good structure and persistence.

Color: Bright red with violet reflections in youth, tending to garnet with refinement.

Aroma: Intense, persistent, aromatic, fruity, with typical hints of rose and violet petals in the early years, evolution on spicy notes with time.

Taste: Warm on the palate, harmonious, full-bodied and balanced with a light tannic component.

€13.94 €16.40 -15%

Color: intense ruby ​​red with important violet reflections in youth, tending to garnet after a few years of aging in the bottle.
Bouquet: intense, persistent, hint of aromaticity in rose petals and wild berries in jam.
Taste: warm, pleasant with rare silkiness.

Color: intense ruby ​​red with important violet reflections in youth, tending to garnet after a few years of aging in the bottle.
Bouquet: intense, persistent, hint of aromaticity in rose petals and wild berries in jam.
Taste: warm, pleasant with rare silkiness.

Color: Pale pink tending after the first year of a cherry-colored bottle.

Aroma: Fine, persistent and balanced bouquet, with floral and delicate notes, recalling the strawberries and the rose petal picked early in the morning.

Visual aspect: Abundant foam with good persistence of a faint crown. Fine and continuous perlage.

Taste: Very fresh and silky, subtle and continuous.