Wine Tenuta La Meridiana, Monferrato Rosso Rivaia, 2015
While Barolo has a reputation for quality wine, this Rosso is an exceptional alternative with a striking resemblance. These producers have captured a wine that holds complexity, vibrant aromas, structure and a lingering finish.
Red - A rich, complex, and intense red that has a striking resemblance to traditional Barolo wines.
Red intense, bright ruby colour. Full beginning taste, silky, balanced, harmonious and persistent. Ethereal, with notes of raspberry, blackberry and spices and a lingering finish.
Excellent with stews, braised meats, game, truffles and aged cheese.
The Nebbiolo grape, widely grown in Monferrato in the pre-phylloxera age, characterizes this wine. The vineyards face south-southwest with limestone marl soil. The production per hectare is 5 t. Manual harvest takes place in early October.
The ageing is carried out half in barrels of 225 litres and half in barrels of 30 hl, for a period of about 36 months, and after bottling it rests for at least 6-9 months.
The alcoholic fermentation takes place at a temperature of about 30'C in the early days, for optimum extraction of the anthocyanins, then continues at 28'C until the end, for gentle extraction of the tannins. The malolactic fermentation is carried out before the introduction of wood.