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Monferrato Doc Barbera “Mandorlo”

The history of the Rovero begins at the end of the nineteenth century. Historical memory is the small chapel built in 1880, set in the corporate setting. A cluster of houses around the large courtyard where the distillery, the aging cellar of the grappas, the old farmhouse dedicated to the guest quarters and the offices are located. On the opposite hill in the middle of the vineyards, in the green and picturesque landscape, the wine-making cellar and
the aging of the wines The last two generations: the brothers Franco, Claudio, Michelino with their son Enrico, continue the family tradition with renewed passion, expanding the company and employing cultivation techniques that guarantee, besides respecting the environment, safe and genuine products. The biological method extended by years to all company production is now a strength and is an example for many farmers.

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Grape types

The grapes selected before crushing carry out the first fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 26-28 ° C with a maceration of 2 days to extract aromas and structure. Fermentation ends in autoclave at 20-22 ° C to obtain a lively, sparkling wine.

Taste this wine when it is young, to appreciate its freshness and its aromas.

Main features
Ruby red colour; on the nose intense aromas of red fruit, berries and cassis are perceived. In the mouth taste is good, with a pleasant effervescence of the carbonic gas, it shows a mature tannin, good character and persistence.

Rabbit, roast chicken, meatballs, skewers, ratatouille, pasta dishes, cheeses.

Service temperature
18-20° C (64° F- 68° F)

About… Barbera.
Barbera is among the most representative vines of Piedmont and covers about 30% of the 43,000 hectares of vineyard area of ​​the region. Originally from Monferrato, the vine is cultivated mainly in the provinces of Asti and Alessandria, where it reaches its maximum expression in Barbera d’Asti, a wine that obtained the Doc in 1970 and the Docg in 2008. Barbera d’Asti is a wine linked to the ancient rural traditions that today represents a product in continuous evolution, which grows following the new knowledge in the vinicultural and oenological field.

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