Wine: Monferrato Rosso Blend
Vintage: 2021
Vineyard: Bricco (Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese); Garbagnina (Syrah)
Harvested: Cabernet Sauvignon: Sept 12, Sangiovese: Sept 14, Syrah: Sept 7
Brix @ Harvest: 23 - 24
Alcohol: 14%
pH: 3.67
TA: 5.32
Fermentation: Hand harvested and chilled to 8C for 36 hours of skin contact, then hand sorted prior to destemming. Stainless steel alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeast. Barrel aging in French Chassin oak barrels at ~4C (39F) with temperatures slowly raised to 12C (54F) for spring time sequential malolactic fermentation.
Aging: Aged in 25% new and 75% neutral Chassin French oak barrels. Bottled June 21, 2022.
Aromas: A generous bouquet of cloves, fresh cigars, coffee powder, coriander, leather.
Flavors: Round tannins, blackberry, tobacco.
Vintage notes: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Sangiovese and 15% Syrah fruit with good maturation which was the result of adequate rainfall, hot days and
cool evenings.