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|MONFERRATO & BARBERA|
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The hills of Monferrato are situated in central Piemonte (please see map). Strategically located within a short driving distance from historical, artistic and architectural sites, Monferrato is filled with Roman ruins, medieval castles, churches, abbeys and museums. Here you can visit our theatres and our music and dance festivals during the summer, all close to our estate. Drive through the hills to nearby winemaking areas like Alba, Barolo and Barbaresco, all within close proximity to Rocchetta Tanaro.
The Monferrato area offers food- and wine lovers a true expression of an ancient and still unspoiled territory. Visit the nearby town of Asti, and discover artisan cheeses and salumi, risotto and white truffles. For wine, be sure to taste Barbera, the most important wine in Monferrato.
Barbera, which is both the grape name as well as the wine, is vinified as a red wine and has experienced massive quality improvement over the last twenty years. Now it stands alongside Barbaresco and Barolo as a great ambassador of world-class wine production in Piemonte.
Barbera can be consumed young or aged in oak barrels. In its early years, Barbera reveals a great fruitiness and a bold purple hue, with full body and a vibrant and fresh taste on the palate. With oak aging, it reveals a great complexity on the nose, including red berries and spices and becomes rounder and more balanced with a velvety, long finish. Possessing enormous aging potential, Barbera can last at least 15-20 years after bottling.
Colpo d'Ala (Barbera & Merlot, aged in French oak barrels)