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2020 Castello di Uviglie ‘Bricco Del Conte’ Barbera del Monferrato: Piedmont, Italy


Tasting Notes

An eyeful of a beautiful ruby red with bright and brilliant reflections. Fragrant nose, reminiscent of strawberries and fresh raspberries with subtle hints of menthol to complete the bouquet. The mouth is casual and round, with silky tannins, and a finish of fresh fruit.

Winery Details

Castello di Uviglie is a small estate in Monferrato, Italy owned by Simone Lupano who, in 1992, re-launched the vine cultivation on the property. The Uviglie Castle rises on the hills to the east of Rosignano Monferrato at about 8 km. from Casale Monferrato. The Paucaparte di Celle family built it between 1239 and 1271 and in 1491 it passed to the Earls Pico-Gonzaga who started the agricultural activity. In 1820 the Earls Callori di Vignale inherited the castle and commenced the restructuring and refurbishment under the supervision of architect Arborio Mella.

Wine Summary

Winery/Producer: Castello di Uviglie

Grape(s): 100% Barbera

Style: Red, dry

Origin: Barbera del Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy

Vinification: The grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed, macerated on the skins for 6-7 days. The wine is then racked using only the “flower wine”, or the free flowed wine, and not adding pressed wine. The wine is fermented in temperature-controlled tanks, undergoes malolactic fermentation in concrete vats, then matured and aged in stainless steel tanks.

Aging: Aged in stainless steel tanks.

% ABV: 14.5%