||Monforte d’Alba – Castelletto subzone (CN)
||Hills with good inclines (40-50%) with south-est exposure.
|Composition of the land
||Type Elveziano Land (emerged seabed, formed in the late Miocene, 10 to 12 million years ago) of medium texture (silt, clay and sand in balanced percentages), rich in minerals and limestone.
||Soft pressing of the hand-harvested grapes with destalking, followed by fermentation in temperature controlled tanks at 30-32 °C (86-88 °F). The skins are macerated for 10 days and the wine is racked when fermentation has been completed.
||Immediately after the malolactic fermentation, which took place in December, the wine was put into oak barrels, partly new and partly already used for earlier harvests. Decanted once a year, after 24 months has been assembled in concrete tanks where, after a break of six months or so for a further natural stabilization before being bottled during the summer. Ages in the bottle a further six months before release.
||A wine of great structure, well suited to red meats, braised dishes and game in general. And ‘ideal accompaniment for cheeses.
||Price Josetta Saffirio Barolo del Comune di Monforte d'Alba 2016 € 28.55