Wine: Derthona Timorasso (Riserva)
Harvested: September 2019
Brix @ Harvest: 22.5
Fermentation: Hand harvested and chilled to 5c for 72 hrs of skin contact. Fermented in French Chassin oak with indigenous yeast and natural sequential malolactic fermentation in the spring.
Aging: 1 Year Barrique aging and 2 additional years of bottle aging.
Aromas: White flowers, jasmine, white pepper, clove, mint.
Flavors: Honey, spice, green herbs.
Vintage Notes: 2019 was a normal year for Monleale with moderate alcohol and bright acidity making it well suited for malolactic fermentation. This Platinum vintage is recognized as one of the top 2 white wines of Piemonte Italy by Falstaff and awarded 93 points.