Malidea is taken from the name of the hill between our cellar and Gad & Umberta's vineyards.
I'd always wanted to see how this grape - better known for its wines in the Langhe region - can perform in the Monferrato. Now I know - and the results are very satisfying.
|Fermenting temperature||< 30°C|
|Length of maceration||21-31 days|
|Malolactic fermentation||in cement|
|Ageing vessels||Large barrels 25Hl|
|Ageing period||16 months|
|Clarification & filtration||Not clarified or filtered|
|Bottle ageing||6 mesi|
|Production area||Montaldo di Cerrina Monferrato, Odalengo|
|Vineyard name||Cascina Bertana|
|Vineyards planted in||1999|
|Planting density||5000 vines/ha|
|Yield||1.2 kg per vine|
|Harvest date||First week in October|