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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  • 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...

  • Grignolino

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

  • Nebbiolo

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

  • Dolcetto

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

  • Barbera

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

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  • Azienda Agricola la Scamuzza

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

  • Pomona Winery

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

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  • Fracchia Casorzo Voulet 2012

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    a friend of mines gave me a bootle in 2006 and i did not open it until 2011. OMG SOOOOO GOOD !!! i'm not a wine drinker,but man I am now !!!!!. But yes it is very hard to find, so when i do find it, i order a case lol Read More

    Wine review by cry9272


  • Tenuta Dei Re Grignolino d'Asti DOC 2011

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    I tasted this light bodied Piemonte Grignolino at dinner last night. It struck me for its bright ruby red color, very delicate red berry fruit aromas, especially cranberry. On the palate warm and dry, but fresh and elegant! (I think this winery exports to China) Grignolino goes well with everything from assorted antipasti to creamy cheeses. Read More

    Wine review by Anna Savino


  • Fracchia Casorzo Voulet 2012

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    I was never a red wine drinker until i was introduced to this brand and i love it love it. my husband is not a wine drinker but he love this Read More

    Wine review by divat717


  • Fracchia Casorzo Voulet 2012

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    Very tasty love the sweetness! Read More

    Wine review by killer80


  • Fracchia Casorzo Voulet 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by snov2s


  • Monferrato Christer Berens 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Fracchia Casorzo Voulet 2012

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    I was not a wine drinker until I taste this wine. I love it. It is so smooth tasting. I drank the whole bottle before I realized it. Also it leaves no after taste. It just makes one want more. Read More

    Wine review by elegantlady


  • Fracchia Casorzo Voulet 2012

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    I tried Red wine on three occasion and found to be bland or dry! Voulet Casorzo has changed my mind about Red Wines. Everyone I introduc to it loves the taste. One issue is most stores don't carry or haven't heard of the Voulet. Read More

    Wine review by Gill22


  • Cascina la Ghersa Monferrato la Ghersa 1999

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    2000 OK. A bit musty and slightly carbonic. Wife liked it, I didn't. $12.95 VW Read More

    Wine review by TheKozars


  • La Nunsio Monferrato Vignotto 2008

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    Drank a 2002 tonight. Great color, tastes like an old vine burgundy. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


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