Winery: The Araldica Group is located in the Monferrato hills in Piedmont, northwest Italy. Founded in 1954 by a small group of growers, today it is headed by winemaker Claudio Manera and consists of 140 associates cultivating 900 hectares of vineyards that stretch across the Monferrato, Langhe, and Roero regions. They are renowned for high quality, affordable Barbera, and concentrating on native grapes such as Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Cortese and Arneis.
Philosophy: To craft wines that are “both understandable and accessible. Quite simply, wine for drinking and enjoying.”
Winemaking: Committed to protecting the environment, all 900 hectares are certified sustainably farmed; “We are the custodians of our hills, which represent our greatest heritage and our children’s future.” Grapes are hand harvested from vineyards in Treiso and Neive at 180-400 meters in elevation, with limestone and clay soil. Fermented in stainless steel tanks for 15 days, maceration on the skins for 10 days with submerged cap.
Aged for 2 years age in large Slavonian oak casks followed by 6 months in the bottle before release.
Tasting Notes: Transparent garnet in colour with aromas of wildflowers, dried rose petal, star anise, earth and peppery spice. Red currant, blackberry, bramble, earth and roasted poblano are framed by firm tannins and fresh acidity. Black cherry infuses the spice driven finish. Straightforward, well balanced, super versatile and a great value.
Bottled by Araldica