Monforte d’Alba, Cru Bussia
430 metres above sea level
marly and chalky
Yield per hectare
6 tons, single vineyard.
exclusively by hand, in the second half of October.
Vinification and fining
Fermentation and maceration at controlled temperature (betwee 26 and 28°C)in stainless steel vats last 15-18 days. Immediately after, the malolactic fermentation is naturally performed and followed by a fining in big Slavonian oak casks for 30 months. A further ageing in the bottle of several months is required.
Intense garnet hue.
Ethereal and outstandingly complex in its smartness. Ranging from floral and fruity notes of dried rose petal, cherry and plum to sweet and spicy hints of cinnamon and vanilla. The ending is rich and reminding chocolate and tobacco flavours.
Voluptuous, charming and well-balanced, endowed with a remarkable structure and refined dusty tannins. The liquorice aftertaste is endless. Once tasted, you would never stop swallowing it to discover, at any time, new organoleptic sensations.
19°-20°C. Allow the wine to decant for at least one hour before pouring it.
Red wine glass
Red meat, ripe cheese