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Monclivio

Vintage 2015

2015 delivered a favourable climate during the entire season, from blossoming to harvest. The summer was warm and dry with few raining days offering us very healthy grapes. In September the weather was very sweet with bright days and fresh nights. Thanks to that the harvest happens a little bit earlier than the regular time (about 7 days) and the grapes were perfectly ripe and well balanced. According to that, the wines are very elegant and really express the terroir.

Wine details

Vintage: 2015

Winemaker: Paolo Giacosa

Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo

Growing Area: Serralunga d’Alba, La Morra, Monforte

Alcohol: 14,50 % by volume

Food: It pairs with hunting game, roasts, mature cheeses. Also appreciated as an after-dinner drink.

Characters

Young Aged

Light Bodied

Sweet Dry

No oak Oak

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Deep ruby red with garnet hues.

Nose: Intense and pleasant wide bouquet with scent of currant, liquorice, tobacco, spices, coffee and leather.

Palate: Multifaceted, harmonic and smooth with hint of blackberry, full- bodied with chewy tannins and pleasant finish.

Serving: 16 - 18 °C.

Cellaring: 10 - 15 years.

Vineyard Information

Exposure: S, SW

Vines age: 20-35 years

Soil: clay-limestone

Yield: 8000 kg/ha

Harvests: 100% hand-harvested

Training system: Guyot

Farming practices: Sustainable Viticulture

Winemaking Information

PRE-FERMENTATION PROCEDURES: Grape bunches are hand-sorted on a vibrant table and chilled with carbonic snow to avoid oxidation and reduce considerably the use of sulphur. After destemming, berries are hand-sorted on a second vibrant table and finally softly crushed.

This process is “100% screw conveyor free” to handle grapes as gently as possible.

FERMENTATION PROCESS: The must is cooled to preserve its best characters before fermentation in stainless steel vats and conic oak vats at controlled temperature. The maceration is long acting using délestage and, partially, submerged cap technique for over 28 days.

OAK FEFINING: The ageing of 22 months is made in medium size oak casks (2500-4000 litres).

The difference is...

MONCLIVIO is estate bottled and very well known for its powerful elegance. Thanks to the careful handling from the harvest to the oak refining, the grape characters are perfectly included in the wine. MONCLIVIO is the result of the harmonious combination between soil, Nebbiolo grape and Enrico Serafino tradition since 1878.

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