Montestefano Barbaresco DOCG
Intense garnet red color, which gains noble orange highlights with the passing of time; ethereal, ample, and fruity perfume with notes of red fruit jam and delicate hints of spice. The flavor is dry, decisive, and aristocratic.
The Montestefano sub-zone in the comune of Barbaresco.
The wine ages for at least 18- 24 months in large, (30-50 hectoliter) Slavonian oak barrels; it is subsequently refined in horizontally placed bottles for at least 12 months.
Traditional red wine maceration for 15-20 days with fermentation in temperature-controlled steel vats and frequent pumping-over.
Serving temperature: 60-64°F. In the large burgundy glasses. Keep the bottles in a horizontal position in a cool, dry place out of direct light.
Soil : clay, silt and sand. Training System: Guyot method is used, with fruit-bearing cane holding from 8 to 10 buds and a spur with 2 or 3 buds prepared for the following year.
This wine is suitable for lengthy ageing (8-20 years). We advise keeping the bottles in a horizontal position in a cool, dry place out of direct light.
Food Pairing Notes
Meat-filled pasta dishes, game roasts, braised red meats and matured cheeses.