Isolabella della Croce Monferrato Rosso Superlodo

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

Classification:
Dry red wine

Alcohol content:
14.5% Vol

Grape variety:
100% estate grown Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Nero and Merlot grapes.

Area of origin:
The steep hillside vineyards situated at an altitude of 400-450m in the municipality of Loazzolo, in the Langhe hills in the province of Asti. The sandy marne, tufa and limestone soil, combined with the altitude, sea breezes, protection from Tramontana winds to the north, and excellent sun exposure (south-southwest aspect) make for wonderfully complex wines.

Vinification and ageing:
Grapes are hand picked when fully ripe, then destemmed and lightly pressed.
The various varieties are vinified at different times, as they ripen, which occurs in the following order: Pinot Nero, Merlot, Barbera and Cabernet Sauvignon. The must is fermented on the skins for 7 -10 days, depending on the variety. The various wines are then combined for malolactic fermentation. The wine is subsequently aged in small barrels for approximately 12 months and bottle aged for a few months before distribution.

Tasting notes:
Colour: rich ruby red colour with purple highlight.
Aroma: complex, elegantly, subtle nose with vanilla and jam notes.
Taste: warm, full and well-structured (red fruits from the Pinot Nero and plum from the Merlot combined with the force and texture of the Barbera and Cabernet Sauvignon) and with a lingering finish.

Suggested pairings:
Good accompaniment to main courses such as braised and roast meats and game as well as strong and mature marbled cheeses.

Serve at a temperature of 18-20° C

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