budget friendly italy low intervention organic

Cascina Melognis ‘Novamen’ Vino Rosso 2018

Estate: Husband and wife team Michele Fino and Vanina Maria Carta revitalized family vineyards in the high hills of Colline Saluzzesi in northwestern Piemonte. Located 350-500 meters in elevation, the glacial terroir of their 3 hectares of vineyards is the driving force of their organic and low intervention viticulture. The rocky/gravel/sandy soil is “poor in nutrients, but extremely rich in minerals” resulting in slow vine growth and naturally limited yields.

Winemaking: Barbera vines are about 50 years old; Pinot Noir vines are 15 years old. Separate vinification, both spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts in stainless steel followed by malolactic fermentation. Aged 18 months in neutral barrels.

Tasting Notes: Red violet in colour, with aromas of licorice, black cherry, forest floor, wisp of smoky cedar. Black cherry, red currant, plum, black pepper, wildflower trace and earth drape across a spicy core. Firm tannins and good acidity merge with red berries on the spice driven finish. Silky and bold.

70% Barbera, 30% Pinot Noir
Vino Rosso
Italy
14.5% Alcohol
$22

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