This wine was created with the idea of making wine exclusively using an international grape such as Syrah, which is usually used for mixing with other wines. And in a region where it is quite uncommon to find this sort of wine.
In 2001 we decided to remove a small part of the Barbera vines in one of our most exclusive vineyards and plant Syrah vines; this is our niche product and roughly 2,000 bottles are produced. Later, from 2008, we began producing exclusively Syrah.
It is great for accompanying meat dishes and stews but it can also be fully enjoyed on its own, for example in an evening lounge bar. 1,5 liter bottles are also produced in limited quantities.
Color: deep ruby red with purple reflections
Bouquet: typically enhanced by spicy notes
Taste: soft, round and full-bodied and spices can be found in the olfactory sensations
Vineyard: Syrah 100%.
Denomination: Monferrato Rosso
Country/Region: Italy, Piedmont,
Alcool percentage: 14 %
Sugar rate: <2 g/l
Aging: in oak barrels
Number of bottles produced: 1500
Method: Fermentation with maceration in steel barrels to 30 hl. Pumping and shadding for 2 time in a day.
Temperature: 30-32 °C at the end of fermentation. Afterwards it’s placed in French oak barrels.
Lenght: 20 days.
Malolactic: done in oak barrels.
Wood type: French oak (Allier)
Barrels type: tonneau/barriques
Level of toast: average
Percentage of New Barrel: 50 %
Aging time in wood: 12 months
Minimum aging in bottle: 06 months.
Empty Bottle Weight: 500 g
Date of Bottling: 03.10
Aging Potential: 15 years
Cork Size: 26 x 44
Cork Material: natural cork.
Bottle Type: bordolese nobile.
% of Grape / Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Barbera 25%, Syrah 5%.
Soil: silt – clay
Exposure: Sud – est
Geolocation: Moncalvo (AT)
Dry Extract [g/l]: 30
Total Acidity [g/l of tartaric acid equivalent ]: 5,2
Volatile Acidity [g/l acetic acid equivalent]: 0,55
Total SO2 [mg/l]: 100
Free SO2 [mg/l]: 32
Number of bottles per box: 6
Box size: 25x16x32