La Bollina Bricchetta Monferrato Barbera Nebbiolo 2018

Type: Red
Country: Italy
Region: Piemonte
Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo

Climate: Colder, continental winter climate, and significantly lower rainfall due to the rain shadow effect of the Alps
Terroir: The vines rest on marly-clayey soils and have south, south-east exposure which allows a perfect ripening of the fruit
Winemaking: Cold pre-fermentation maceration for 4 days between 0 and 4 ° C and followed by fermentation at a controlled temperature for about 10 days. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel with subsequent ageing of 14 months in French oak barrels

Color: Deep and intense purple red
Nose: Blackberry, plum and hints of fresh fruit backdrop to the touches of vanilla, spice, liquorice and mocha that paint a picture of great elegance and power
Palate: Persistent and complex, supported by the characteristic acidity of the grape, which gives this wine length and freshness despite ageing

About the Winery:
La Bollina Winery is located in Serravalle Scrivia AL, Italy. A municipality in the province of Alessandria in the Italian region of Piedmont, located about 62 miles southeast of Turin and about 16 miles southeast of Alessandria.

This historical territory, which specializes in DOCG Gavi, was for centuries the residence of the Marchioness Figari of Genova. A 120 ha winery, surrounded by hills and chestnut forests is the location where magnificent wines are made.

Besides having 28 ha of cultivated vineyards, and an excellent and well-equipped cellar, in La Bollina you can find luxury accommodation for guests: An “Art Nouveau” style villa, a modern 4-star hotel and a 9-hole golf course that expands throughout the vineyards.

The Bollina winery is completely renovated and has some of the most advanced techniques, systems and instruments in modern winemaking.

Andrea Bernardini is a passionate consultant winemaker who has hit numerous home runs. He graduated from Pisa, one of the best schools of oenology in Italy, in 2007. He earned his chops at Poggio Bonelli and Ruffino in Tuscany and trained in South Africa, Romania and Greece. After several years of experience, he is now a flying winemaker blending tradition and modern techniques to obtain high-quality wines with respect to the expression of the different grapes and terroir in which he works.