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<transcy>Forteto della Luja Monferrato Rosso Le Grive 2019 DOC Wine</transcy>

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Forteto della Luja  Monferrato Rosso Le Grive 2019 DOC is a blend of Barbera and Pinot Noir. This wine has a unique, fruity taste combined with a pronounced bouquet with notes of vanilla and spices. A powerful wine, velvety with finely woven tannins and good length that increases in complexity over the years.

The soil consists of limestone marl with clay, sandstone and sands. The slopes are more than 400 meters above sea level on sunny ridges with an ideal climate. The vineyards are surrounded by stone walls and are overgrown with gorse and juniper. The fieldfare, which feeds on the berries of the bushes surrounding the vineyards, gives the wine its name.

The vines are cultivated using traditional methods. The healthy, ripe grapes are harvested late and, after careful selection, are pressed and fermented in small, temperature-controlled vats. After decanting, the wine is aged in small oak barrels for about ten months. Bottling usually takes place at the end of summer, just before the next harvest's grapes are processed.

If drunk young, it is a wine that goes well with boiled vegetables, vegetable soups and pasta with tasty sauces. In later years it is a wine with roast meats and cheeses, including aged cheeses.


The farm Forteto della Luja was inherited by the maternal family of his father Giancarlo to the current owner Giovanni Scaglione.

The farm is first mentioned in the land registry in 1826, but the stone wine cellars and some of the farm buildings date from the late eighteenth century. Until 1985, grapes were grown in the vineyards for sale to local winemakers and only a small amount of wine was produced.

At the suggestion of the famous winemaker Giacomo Bologna and in a throwback to the customs of great-grandfather Giovanni, the winery began in 1985 with the cultivation of Moscato grapes and the production of Moscato Passito Plasa Rischel, which has received prestigious awards. 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, derives from the name of the wooded area through which the Rio Luja flows and which surrounding vineyards. Since 2007 the vineyards have been a WWF oasis and since 2011 a didactic center of the Università di Scienze Gastronomiche di Pollenza.

  • Alkoholgehalt: 14,5% vol
  • Allergene hinweis: enthält Sulfite
  • Alterungspotenzial: 8 Jahre
  • Ausbau: Barrique
  • Flasche: 750 ml
  • Gaumen: gut ausgewogen
  • Geschmack: trocken
  • Nase: breite Duftpalette
  • Passt zu: Risotto, Kalbfleisch
  • Rebsorte: Barbera - Pinot Nero Cuvee
  • Trinktemperatur: 16-18°
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