Harvest Date: Hand-Harvested mid October into perforated crates of about 25 kg.
Aging: Aged in Slavonian oak barrels for 9 months.
Tasting Notes: The color is brilliant ruby red with dark purple highlights. The bouquet is rich in red berry fruits, plum jam, cherries in liqueur, with subtle scents of vanilla, black pepper, and blackberry and blackcurrant jam. On the palate the wine is velvety, full and very harmonious. This wine’s outstanding smoothness is due to rather contained acidity and a mature, unaggressive tannic structure.
Vineyard Notes: Vineyard location: Neive and Neviglie. Total vineyard surface: Ha 4.78 Ha.. Exposure: South / South-West. Soil: Tortonian, rich in calcareous blue marl. Plants per hectare: from 3900 to 6500y in (approx.). Vine training system: Guyot with 7-8 buds.
Production Notes: Each grape variety undergoes alcoholic fermentation separatelstainless steel tanks at a temperature of 28°C for 15-20 days. When non-DOC/DOCG wines are drawn off, they are transferred to other 80-100 hl wooden barrels where malolactic fermentation takes place. The five different types of wine are subsequently blended in a steel tank and then the final wine is transferred to a French oak barrel, where it ages for nine months.
Winemaker Notes: A structured still red wine, born of our Gutturnio harvest, the Morello vineyard, located in a higher position with north-south exposure. Every year we thin out the grape bunches here and harvest the grapes in an advanced state of ripeness. These are the primary reasons behind the difference between TerredellaTosa and Vignamorello: a difference in structure, maturity, depth, life span. Moreover, Vigamorello is aged in wood for a few months. All of this results in a concentrated and important wine, but with an immediate approach and the serenity emanated from our green hills reflected in the grapes.
Food Pairing: Perfect with pasta, rice dishes, grilled red and white meats and mature cheeses. It is ideal with both Italian and international cuisine.
Other Notes: The estate was established in 1920 by Giovanni Mainerdo, who, fueled by a great passion for wine, began vinifying small batches of grapes from certain areas of particular prestige in different municipalities in Neive, Barbaresco and Serralunga d’Alba.