- Production area:
- Geographic area:
Monferrato – Municipality of: Sala Monferrato ALESSANDRIA
- Type of terrain: White with pebbly calcareous clay;
- Vineyard elevation: 300 m a.s.l.
- Grape variety: Nebbiolo 90% – 95% – Barbera 5% – 10%
- Vine age: 6 – 8 years
- Pruning system: Low Guyot
- Planting density: 5.000 vines/ha
- Yield: 50 quintals/ha
The Nebbiolo vineyard is planted in the upper part of the property and enjoys a south-western exposure.
It undergoes green pruning to remove excess shoots, thereby ensuring an optimal number of clusters per plant. The accurate defoliation and final thinning allow the tannins to ripen according to the right sugar content. The grapes are harvested and placed in crates in the second half of September.
Vinification and ageing:
Once harvested, the grapes are immediately crushed and destemmed before undergoing alcoholic fermentation using selected yeast strains. They undergo traditional red wine vinification, using modern stainless steel containers at a continuously controlled temperature. The pumping over process is planned carefully to enhance all the characteristics of the Nebbiolo vine variety while respecting nature and the typicality of the grapes and the territory where they grow. This process is followed by malolactic fermentation, after which, the Nebbiolo wine is placed in small durmast barrels, whereas the Barbera is racked into larger durmast barrels to complete the ripening and ageing stages.
After careful tasting, the moment of the small addition of Barbera wine, of the same vintage and refined in wood, is set for the sole purpose of completing the delicate nuances of color of Nebbiolo. Hence the UVA MATRIS NEBBIOLO, which is bottled, and rests, like all the other wines of the farmhouse, for a few months in the underground cellar (infernotto), in lying bottles.
Deep garnet red color with light orange nuances.
Fine and persistent aroma, which becomes more spicy as it ages. Forest fruit notes enhanced by ethereal and woody aromas.
Full-bodied and dry on the palate with a balanced acidity. Soft and consistent tannins give an intriguing round taste on the palate. Its persistent and harmonious finish enhances the feature of its vine variety and territory where it grows.
- Alcohol content: 14,5 % Vol.
- Acidity: 5,5 g/l
- Residual sugar: 2 g/l
- Ageing potential: 8-10 years
UVAMATRIS ® PREMIUM Monferrato Rosso d.o.c. 2011
DATE: 20 Dec 2017
Wine temperature: 20,6 °C
Winemaker: Cascina San Pietro – Sala Monferrato (AL)