Albarossa

Albarossa

Piemonte DOC

Albarossa is about Bricco dei Guazzi: the heart in Monferrato with an eye on Piedmont. A vine, created in 1938 by Professor Dalmasso, which found its home on the hills of Monferrato and on the Bric di Olivola. Its roots lie in a terroir defined as a Cru by Veronelli. Its grapes give life to a strongly identifiable wine as the result of a virtuous balance of two grape varieties: Barbera and Nebbiolo, interpreted by the elegance of Bricco dei Guazzi.

Type
Red
Year
2018
first vintage 2018
Grapes
100% Albarossa - mix between Nebbiolo and Barbera
Vineyards
Monferrato alessandrino – Olivola

AWARDS

Albarossa 2018 obtained the Faccino by Doctor Wine with a score of 96/100
Albarossa 2018 is featured in the Guida Essenziale ai Vini d'Italia by Daniele Cernilli

Mandola and Presidenta vineyard: crus registered by Luigi Veronelli, facing south. The marly, calcareous and tuffaceous soil allows deep rooting, ensuring the ripening of the grapes even in the absence of irrigation. The steep incline of the land and the winds blowing from the bottom of the valley towards the top of the hill, prevent any water stagnation. Here, the Albarossa grape expresses its color, body, and alcohol content to the fullesy. Campone vineyard: north-west exposure, where white marls alternate with areas richer in iron and clay. The Albarossa of this land stand out for their elegance and finesse.

Vinification

The overripe harvest of the grapes softens Nebbiolo's peculiar tannins and Barbera's acidity. The must obtained from the pressing - destemming phase is left to macerate for a week in contact with the skins, in large stainless steel tanks, at a temperature between 25 ° and 28 ° C. Frequent pumping over allows excellent color extraction and good body. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine is placed in barrique for 12 months, followed by another 12 months in 20-hectolitre barrels and a year of refinement in the bottle.

It superbly marries to the most typical dishes of the Monferrato tradition, especially if meat-based. Recommended serving temperature: 18-20 ° C.

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