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Pensiero

Selections

Barolo DOCG

del Comune di Monforte d’Alba

Grapes

Nebbiolo

Area

Monforte d'Alba

Soil type

Soils rich in limestone clay and dribbles gray

Exposure and altitude

South/ south-east - mid-hillsides’ 300-400m asl estate vineyard

System

Guyot 4.000-5.000 plants/ha

Harvest

First, second ten days of October

Gradation

14% vol

Temperature

16-18 °C

Size

0,75 L

Technical notes

Vinification: the fermentation is traditional, medium-long (15 days) in stainless steel vats with a floating cap at a controlled temperature (30-31° C). The must then stays in contact with the skins for further 10-15 days to optimize the extraction of the polyphenolic substances and help start the subsequent malolactic fermentation. At the end of the fermentation the skins are sunk into the wine for further maceration, which can last up to a month.

Ageing: in barriques and in casks still from Allier and Slavonia. After at least two years of aging, the wine is bottled.

Pairings

Ideal with big red meat dishes and medium or mature cheeses, it can also make for pleasant after-dinner company