Roagna - Barbaresco Montefico Vecchie Viti 2011 Ml. 750
At least 24 months
The first year of wine made with the Barbaresco classification as we know it today was in 1890. In the historic center of the village Vincenzo and Rosa producd the first bottle of Barbaresco wine.
Our family produced wine before this year and it was always considered to be a unique wine with a long history about an important wine and period in time.
The name Montefico is derived from the local dialect, which historically were used to name each parcel of land. Pajé is one of the historic vineyards of the village of Barbaresco and it located in the Eastern portion of the area planted to vines.
Montefico has calcareous marl soils with a good amount of limestone. Our parcel is in the shape of a triangle and is exactly in the middle of the hill in the middle part of the amphitheater facing the village of Neive. Our portion of the vineyard covers an area of 0.24 Hectare (0.59 Acre). The parcel was purchased by our family in 1929.
The vines for this wine have a minimum age of 50 years, thus considered old vines, and are regenerated using the massale wood system by pruning the vines within the same vineyard.
|Ageing and Fining||Fermentation takes place exclusively in large wood casks thanks to a pied de cuve created from our indigenous yeasts. This lasts for ten days and then we use the ancient technique of maceration by splinting the submerged cap process which lasts for at least two and a half months, (70-90 days). The wine is then aged in a neutral oak barrel for approximately 5 years. The production of bottles is extremely limited, often only about one thousand bottles per vintage.|
|Ageing||At least 24 months|
|Color||Ruby red color with garnet reflections|
|Aroma||Fine and elegant scent of violets, red fruits and delicate tertiary notes, spice and toasted.|
|Aroma||balsamic, Boisé, Floral, Fruity, Spicy, Burnt|
|Taste||The palate is intense and complex with fruity aromas, ethereal and tertiary. Harmonious and velvety, it has soft tannins, a pleasant freshness and flavor. Long finish|
|Serving temperature||16°-18° C.|
|Blend description||Nebbiolo 100%|
|Matching||Roast, Braised meat, Red meat, Roasted red meat, Red meat stew, Grilled meat, Kill, Game, Stew|
|Ideal with||Meat Read|