Our Barbaresco Me.GA
Meruzzano, Montersino and the Rongalio Vineyard
Meruzzano is the second largest cru in the Barbaresco growing area. The vineyards are between 15 and 25 years old, and produce a wine which is fresh and fruity right from the outset, with tannins that are ne and immediately noble.
The wine is released 3 years after the vintage. Rongalio is a highly-prized vineyard on the Meruzzano cru, with vines of between 35 and 40 years old. The soil is very rich in microelements such as iron and zinc, and is frequently
streaked with veins of lime and clay, steeping the wine in unquestionable personality and a great propensity for ageing. Since the 2011 vintage, Barbaresco Rongalio has been sold as a Reserve. Finally Montersino, our most illustrious Me.GA. Already agged as a “position of particular value” by Lorenzo Fantini in his “Monograph on viticulture and oenology in the province of Cuneo“ (1879), Montersino produces exuberant, easy-drinking Barbarescos which are full-bodied
and mouth-lling, showing ne, silky tannins.
Called crus in France, in Italy they are known as Me.GAs, short for Menzioni Geograche Aggiuntive (Additional Geographical Indications). In the Barbaresco wine-growing area 66 have been identied and are subject to regulation. Our two - Montersino and Meruzzano - lie in the village of Treiso, where the elevations are the highest in the area.
Our Nebbiolo grapes are grown on steep, rugged slopes often furrowed by deep ravines, where the soil is white and packed with limestone.
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