About the Wine
Monferrato is in the paradise on earth called Piedmont, in northwestern Italy. This region, in addition to having a long and intriguing history, spectacular culture, and magnificent architecture with medieval castles, is also renowned for its wines. It has a privileged terroir, with perfect conditions to produce high-quality wines.
If you're looking for an elegant, fresh, and well-balanced wine, 2019 Minetta Monferrato Rosso is the perfect option for you! This wine, rated with 96 Points by Luca Maroni -the most influential Italian wine critic-, is a pleasure to drink!
La Bollina Winery is located in Serravalle Scrivia AL, Italy. A municipality in the province of Alessandria, located about 62 miles southeast of Turin. This historical territory, which specializes in DOCD Gavi, was for centuries the residence of the Marchioness Figari of Genova. A 300-acre winery, surrounded by hills and chestnut forests is the location where magnificent wines are made.
Besides having 70 acres of cultivated vineyards, an excellent and well-equipped cellar, in La Bollina you can find luxury accommodation for guests: An “Art Nouveau” style villa, a modern 4-star hotel, and a 9-hole golf course that expands throughout the vineyards.
The Bollina winery is completely renovated and has some of the most advanced techniques, systems, and instruments in modern winemaking.
Andrea Bernardini is a passionate consultant winemaker who has hit numerous home runs. He graduated from Pisa, one of the best schools of oenology in Italy, in 2007. He earned his chops at Poggio Bonelli and Ruffino in Tuscany and trained in South Africa, Romania and Greece. After several years of experience, he is now a flying winemaker blending tradition and modern techniques to obtain high-quality wines with respect to the expression of the different grapes and terroir in which he works.
2019 Minetta Monferrato Rosso is aged for 3 months in first-use French oak barrels.
Tasting Notes: 100% Barbera. Dark red with violet reflections. Fruity, spicy with hints of blackberry and licorice and hints of black pepper. The taste is full and dry, pleasant and generous. Pair this wine with pasta, carpaccio, and mature cheeses.
~96 Points, Luca Maroni
~Gold Medal GILBERT ET GAILLARD INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE FRANCE 2020
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