Barbera d'Asti Superiore DOCG LEQUILIBRIO® of Montalbera born in 2008. Striving through an ever better ripening of the grapes and the best techniques in the cellar. This wine comes from older plants and is much matured in large barrels As in barrels and offers a taste of great depth and charm
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|Designation||Barbera d'Asti DOCG|
|Alcohol Content||14% vol.|
|Formats||Bottle of 750 ml.|
|Tasting||Color - ruby red Aroma - intense, persistent, characteristic with clear hints of jam, tobacco and leather Flavor - strong and characteristic, good and balanced acidity, silky, soft and harmonious, great structure and persistence.|
|Service temperature||16° – 18° C.|
|Suggested glass||Large calyx with a long stem|
The 2008 harvest saw the debut of a new Barbera with the Montalbera signature characterised by superior quality and excellence in terms of originality, sensorial characteristics, improved grape ripening and the use of customised vinification techniques. A precise, attentive and rather special study to find the “old vineyards” with the best exposure on the estate. The grapes were harvested slightly over-ripe to soften the imposing acidity typical of Barbera for a sweeter palate. The characteristics feature of Barbera, nevertheless, certainly appears in
the soft and supple tannins in the mouth… for a modern, eclectic, versatile and precious wine. Fundamental, vital aspects for success in a very competitive national and international context.
Renewal means keeping up with the times, never taking anything for granted and living modernity with the knowledge and experience of the past this why Barbera d’Asti DOCG LEQUILIBRIO is a wine for today and the future…already outlined by its sensory features as… a minor miracle of truly fabulous persuasiveness and softness in taste…
The epithet LEQUILIBRIO comes from a careful study of “BALANCE” between barriques, tonneaux and large casks.
Morando family has its roots in the Langhe and this binding could not express himself in the vineyard and winery. Castiglione Tinella, place of origin of the founder Riccardo Enrico Morando, is home to about 15 hectares of vineyards planted with Moscato d'Asti. And it is from these vineyards that produce Montalbera Moscato d'Asti DOCG San Carlo which takes its name from the ancient church of San Carlo which is a few meters from the birthplace of the founder family.
In the mid-eighties, the Morando family, adopting a policy of expansion not yet completed, with the acquisition of adjoining land and direct planting of new vineyards, mainly Ruchè. Today the company is surrounded by its own vineyards arranged in circular form one body entirely hilly position, with different exposures and soils ranging dall'argilloso of limestone.
One of the features that have always distinguished Montalbera in the Piedmont landscape is that of being a horse actually between the two great wine regions of Piedmont: Monferrato and Langhe.
The vineyards cover six full hills and on the valley floor space is the cultivation of typical Piedmontese hazelnut. The vineyards have ages varying from 7 to 30 years, the training system is the low Guyot and every agricultural operation is carried out by hand.
82 hectares are planted with Ruchè, corresponding to 60% of the entire denomination. The other varieties are planted Barbera d'Asti, Grignolino and Viognier.
For generations the Morando family believes and invests in the Piedmontese viticulture and for years he has been passionately dedicated to the enhancement dell'autoctono Ruchè.
And thanks to this ongoing commitment, today Montalbera arises of law among the great wineries of Piedmont. The foundations of this success lie in strong values and recognizable that translate very clearly in the wines produced.
Rigor and planning. Interpretation and terroir. These are the basics of the production philosophy Montalbera. A thought that puts at the center of all the fruit wine, exalting the great peculiarities of the vineyards, interpreting the characteristics and declinandole in different ways, from steel to wood, from overripe withering, so make the most of the multi-faceted personality of each grape variety.