Isolabella della Croce Monferrato Rosso Le Marne

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Wine name:
Le Marne - Monferrato Rosso D.O.C. - Isolabella della Croce

Dry red wine

Alcohol content:
13.5% Vol

Grape variety:
A blend of Nebbiolo, Barbera and Dolcetto grapes in varying proportions according to the harvest.

Area of origin:
Borgo Isolabella in Loazzolo, 500m above sea level in the hills of Asti's Alta Langa district with a south-southwest aspect on soils with a limestone base and predominantly loose marl.

Vinification & bottling:
For each grape variety, destemming and soft crushing, maceration and fermentation at a controlled temperature in horizontal vats.

Tasting notes:
Colour: bright, almost brilliant ruby red.
Aroma: typical Piedmont aromas which, although in constant evolution, are clearly recognizable, creating a kind of signature for the estate's wines. Very ripe (but not to the point of being cloying) fruity notes, herbaceous aromas, of which hay is the most noticeable, and a very pleasant tanginess.
Taste: the acidity is well balanced by the glycerin and alcohol, which are anything but heavy, to the extent that these characteristics, in combination with the tannins, serve as a base for constructing the wine each year.
In short, an elementary wine, with good cellaring potential, which, while being extremely pleasant on first impact, is also capable of satisfying drinkers who prefer structured wines that are more complex than they first appear. In fact, these more complex characteristics burgeon as the wine breathes and continue to evolve.

Suggested pairings:
A perfect match with roasts, grilled meat, medium-hard cheeses and ocean fish (in particular fish soups with tomatoes, herbs and chilli which are subtly contrasted by the various components in the wine).

Serve at a temperature of 18-20° C.