Langhe DOC Rosso Monsordo 2011

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Monsordo is both the name of the historical farmhouse that hosts the Ceretto winery in Alba, as well as the hill where many of its vineyards lie.  This Ceretto offering is made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah.  All three varietals are vinified and aged separately in wooden barrels for 18 months after which they are blended to make this elegant, ageworthy wine.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby red in color with garnet highlights, this red blend has aromas of dark berry fruits and black plums complemented by undertones of sweet spices and vanilla.  On the palate, the structure is enhanced by finely-grained tannins to make a rich, full-bodied wine.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with stuffed red meat dishes like flank steak roulade or farsumagru.

Vineyard & Production Info
Production area/appellation:
Langhe DOC
Vineyard name:
The Monsordo - La Bernardina vineyard
Vineyard size:
28 acres
Soil composition:
Silt, Sand, and Clay-Loam
Training method:
Guyot
Elevation:
792-940 feet
Vines/acre:
1,720
Yield/acre:
3.2 tons
Exposure:
Southern / Southwestern
Year vineyard planted:
1987
Harvest time:
September-October
First vintage of this wine:
1997
Bottles produced of this wine:
40,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition:
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 22% Syrah
Fermentation container:
Barrels
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
7-10 days
Fermentation temperature:
61-84 °F
Maceration technique:
Racking and Pumpovers
Length of maceration:
10-15 days
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Type of aging container:
Barrels
Size of aging container:
300 L
Age of aging container:
New-Seven years
Type of oak:
French
Length of aging before bottling:
18 months
Length of bottle aging:
6 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol:
14.2 %
pH level:
3.7
Residual sugar:
<1.0 g/L
Acidity:
5.5 g/L
Dry extract:
30.0 g/L

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