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Barbera d’Alba DOC ‘Monpiano’

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Tasting Notes

100% Barbera from estate-owned vineyards in Madonna di Como (near Alba). A juicy red wine with plum and berry character plus a lightly sour finish. Medium body and a juicy finish. Pair beautifully with meat based dishes and medium-aged cheeses. A very versatile wine for the entire meal.
– 2015 rated 88 JS
– 2017 rated 91 JS
– 2018 rated 90 JS
– 2019 rated 91 JS

Winery

Pietro Rinaldi

Region

Piemonte

Varietal

100% Barbera

Location of Vineyards

Madonna di Como (Alba)

Orientation

South-East

Altitude

280-340 meters a.s.l.

Type of Planting

Guyot. Yield per hectare is 8000 Kg, obtained through cluster thinning.

Soil

Calcareous clay

Type of Cultivation

Sustainable Farming (Green Experience)

Vinification

Harvest takes place during the last week of September. Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats between 24°C and 26°C for 8-10 days, several rackings and malolactic fermentation.

Aging

In stainless steel vats for 12 months.

Oenologist

Beppe Caviola