Cortese dell’Alto Monferrato
Denominazione di Origine Controllata
( Fruity young white wine )
VINEYARD: La Fitteria .
RIPENING PERIOD: Mid September.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12,5°.
MATURITY: Should be drunk within 2 years.
VINIFICATION: Cold maceration at 4°C right
after the pressure, in stainless steel vats for
approx. 72 hours, to better extract the fruity
flavours from the skins.
CHARACTERISTICS: Cortese is the most
important piedmontese white grape, and produces
a yellow pale, dry fruity wine. It is pleasantly
fragrant, with a moderate acidity to
keep it fresh, but not too agressive.
Strongly recommended with “hors d’oeuvre”,
vegetable soups or fish in general.
TEMPERATURE: 10 to 12°C.
Bianco del Castello
( Full bodied and aged white wine )
Chardonnay: Vigna “Masserotti”
Pinot Bianco: Vigna “Le Morelle”
Sauvignon: Vigna “Il Lago”
ORIGIN: Alto Monferrato – Comune
di Tagliolo Monferrato (AL).
VINIFICATION: The grapes are softly macerated
, then pressed. They are then vinified
off-skins with fermentation in oak vats
for six months.
AGEING: 6 months in steel tanks.
CHARACTERISTICS: Straw yellow colour ,
while the fragrance is delicate with hints of
apricot and peach. The taste is elegant and
balanced. It is fully appreciated drunk alone,
but is also recommended with all kinds
of fish dishes, especially with shellfish.
This wine is suitable for medium ageing.
TEMPERATURE: Best served between 12 and 14 degrees.
( Special occasion sweet late harvest wine )
GRAPES: Sauvignon, Cortese
ORIGIN: “San Defendente”
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5°
VINIFICATION: After a late November harvest,
the grapes collected in special trays lay
down in ventilated rooms to dry up, for 3
months. This technique consists in reducing
the quantity of water and raise the sugar content.
The grapes are finally pressed, and the
fermentation takes place in oak barrels.
REFINING: After a few months in barriques,
the wine should complete its ageing through a
period of two years minimum in bottle.
CHARACTERISTICS: Golden yellow colour,
delicate nose, with hints of dried fruit. In the
mouth, the wine is rich, complex, still very
young, with honey and apricot flavours.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 14°C.
GASTRONOMIC COMBINATIONS: Strong
cheese like Bleu or Roquefort.