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Mon Ross is a classic Barbera d'Asti with good drinking flow, made in the hills of Loazzolo, above the Monferrato town of Canelli.
The grapes are grown using traditional, manual techniques. When the grapes are ripe, they are selectively and gradually harvested and placed in crates to protect the fruit. The grapes are squeezed and fermented with the winery's own yeasts. The must is stored in small temperature-controlled barrels and, according to old tradition, transferred to small oak barrels for a second fermentation and four-month aging. After stabilizing during the cold winter months, the wine is bottled in spring after the first full moon in March.
A classic table wine that is served young and slightly chilled with cold cuts, antipasti, pasta with tomato sauce, pizza, fish or white meat. The wine can also be enjoyed at room temperature with vegetable soups or roasted meat.
The producer: Forteto della Luja
The farm is first mentioned in the land registers in 1826, but the stone wine cellars and some of the farm buildings date from the end of the eighteenth century. Until 1985, the vineyards were growing grapes for sale to local winemakers, but only a small amount of wine was being made.
At the suggestion of the famous winemaker Giacomo Bologna and in reflection of the customs of great-grandfather Giovanni, the winery began growing Moscato grapes in 1985. The Passito Plasa Rischel, which has received prestigious awards, is made from Moscato grapes. In 1992 the Loazzolo Vendemmia Tardiva DOC was published in the Officiai Journal. The Loazzolo DOC is currently the smallest controlled designation of origin in Italy.
The name of the winery, Forteto della Luja, is derived from the name of the wooded area through which the Rio Luja flows and which surrounds the vineyards. The vineyards have been a WWF oasis since 2007 and a didactic center of the Università di Scienze Gastronomiche di Pollenza since 2011.