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.

Technical Data

Vintage 2017
Apellation Vino Rosso
Fermenting vats Cement
Fermenting temperature < 30°C
Yeasts Indigenous yeasts
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
Bottles produced 4200
Alcohol 13% vol.

Vineyard data

Production area Montaldo di Cerrina Monferrato, Odalengo
Vineyard name Cascina Bertana
Aspect South
Altitude 350m
Soil Calcarious clay
Vineyards planted in 1999
Planting density 5000 vines/ha
Yield 1.2 kg per vine
Harvest date First week in October