Monferrato Wine

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Monferrato is a scenic wine region located in Piedmont, in northern Italy. This landscape of  iconic, rolling hills is located just south of the Po river, spanning the provinces of Alessandria and Asti. The Medieval town of Asti is a testament to the region’s history, with historic buildings and noble gardens in a region that dates back to the ancient Celts. 
 
The continental climate, with hot summers and cold winters combined with well-drained, tufo (volcanic) soils contribute to excellent growing conditions and grape balance. Monferrato received DOC status in 1994 with a paradigm that seems loose compared to others. National varietals are allowed to be blended with international ones, with the stipulation that single varietal releases must be at least 85% of the labeled main grape. 
 
Rossos can contain the native Piedmont grapes Barbera, Grignolino, Freisa, Dolcetto, and Brachetto blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir. Cortese Read more »

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  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Cortese

    Cortese is a minor grape grown in the Piedmont region of Italy, used to make that region’s dry white wine known as ‘G...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Grignolino

    Indigenous to Italy’s Piedmont region, Grignolino is only a minor grape in its homeland, where it makes light red win...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

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  • Pomona Winery

    Specializing in wines made from locally grown fruits other than grapes, we offer seven table wine...

  • Azienda Agricola la Scamuzza

    The estate "Scamuzza" was created in 1971, when Mr. Carlo Bertone bought 40 hectares of the best ...

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  • Fracchia Casorzo Voulet 2012

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    Malvasia di Carsozo is my favorite wine of all time. It supplanted everything I ever held in high regard. I love the fact it's not high in alcohol content and the taste is SUPERB. The only downside is its availability in social settings. Thankfully, I'm now a home body and have three stores that sell it close by. Read More

    Wine review by keeceez


  • Question: If I am not a fan of very "Plummy" wines, what are my ... ... a Villa Sparina Barbera del Monferrato to try out. It's very bright, highly acidic, soft tannis, not too plummy...there's some unripe cherry pit to it. Not fantastic but I like the woodsy, slightly dried-matchstick note to it. It's a bistro-kinda wine. Anyone have any sugg... Read More

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  • Montalbera la Tradizione Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato 2013

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from a shop in London's Kensington [ ... ... [ ... ] Ruche di Castagnola Monferrato got DOC status in 1987 and was uprated to the more prestigious DOCG in 2010.The DOCG area is very small and consists of 7 communes near the town of Asti in Piedmont. The grape that has to be used is the ruche grape which so... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Castello del Poggio Dolcetto Monferrato 2008

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    The nose on this wine offers little evidence of fruit. Most present is oak and almond and a very present tone of alcohol and a bit of tarry essence.On the palette the tannins offer a lot to the body of this light to medium bodied varietal. The fruit presence reveals itself here with currants and the finish is slightly almond.The tannins compound... Read More

    Wine review by dnel31076


  • A ridiculous number of trigger pullworthies in this new offering, many in their ... their ... della Luja 1999 Monferrato Le Grive  |  7 in stock  |  $24.99 Frecciarossa 2003 Oltrepo Pavese Pinot Nero This Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir) shows red berry fruit with spicy notes. The palate is dry and medium bodied, with subtle tannin.  E.L.  |  21 in sto... Read More

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  • Monferrato Casa Wallace "Il Rosso" Meritage. Read More

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  • Monferrato Rosso Casa Wallace (Entrée) and Moscato La Dolce Via for Dessert..The Casa Wallace is an amazing Organic Meritage. virtually unknown.  Read More

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  • Marchesi Incisa Della R.Monferrato Rosso Marchese Leopoldo 2007

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    2009 Pinot Nero from DiGregarios' on the hill. Smooth all the way thru, Usually Pinots leave my mouth feeling stripped at the end but this was pleasant even after it was gone. Read More

    Wine review by tjjm


  • Bersano Monferrato Pomona 2003

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    Rich,intense and elegant bouquet: coffee,vanilla,cocoa,mineral notes,hints of pepper.Warm,persistent ,deep flavour with a final memory of spices .Tasted with Roast beef Read More

    Wine review by holly75


  • Fracchia Casorzo Voulet 2012

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    Wine review by clarkbrown


  • It is very smooth. For the price, it's a great buy!!!!

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