Piemonte Albarossa DOC Montald
“The vineyard of Albarossa… expands across a large amphitheatre shaped basin. I tried to depict it as flat, then with more prospective, but the result was evocative of… a Greek amphitheatre, more than a vineyard. I reduced the red… then I began to destroy the amphitheatre, designing it increasingly reduced parcels, insecure and irregular, until it became just a memory. It was what we wanted”.
NAME: Piemonte Albarossa DOC
GRAPE VARIETY: Albarossa
MUNICIPALITY: Montaldo Scarampi
SURFACE AREA OF THE VINEYARD: 3 Ha
SOIL: Of sedimentary marine origin with the determining presence of Astian sand, poor in organic matter, but rich in microelements such as magnesium, potassium and manganese
VINEYARD EXPOSURE: South, south-west
VINEYARD ELEVATION: 250 m s.l.m.
HARVEST: Manual harvest, preceded by summer thinning of excess bunches of grape
COLOUR: Purplish red with brilliant ruby hues
NOSE: Intense and particular, characterised by the scents of black fruit, plums and black cherry, with the spiced note of white pepper
TASTE: Has a significant structure, pulpy and welcoming, the result of a pleasing freshness and a silky finish of tannins
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18°C
ACCOMPANIES: Grilled meat, fettucini with wild boar sauce, pork ribs