Monferrato DOC Rosso “La Bellona”
Organoleptic character: Ruby red color, intense aroma and mellow with fruity notes including cherry , plum and raspberry, and spicy notes. On the palate soft, warm and extremely elegant.
Best accompanied by: Excellent with meat dishes and aged cheeses.
Grapes: 80% Merlot – 20% Barbera
% alchool vol: 14
Residual sugar: 3,5
Total Acidity: 5,4
Total SO2: 55
Number of bottles/year: 1800
Vineyard: grapes coming from “Bellona” vineyard , located in Castelletto Merli, altitude 320 meter slm with south-west exposition.
Production/Ha: 80 quintals/ ha
Soil: calcareous clay
Pruning method: Guyot pruning , 80 cm distance between plants on the row and 2.5 meters between rows for a planting density of 5000 plants / Ha .
Winemaking: maceration between wine and skins at a controlled temperature for at least 30 days, natural malolactic fermentation .