Le Marne

Monferrato rosso D.O.C.

THE INFLUENCE OF THE TERROIR

An elegant and easy wine made from a blend of barbera nebbiolo and dolcetto di Loazzolo grapes.

 

VINIFICATION

For each grape variety destemming and soft crushing, maceration and fermentation at a controlled temperature in horizontal vats.

 

TASTING NOTES

“Elementary complexity”: this is the philosophy behind Le Marne, which is composed of a blend of red varieties in varying proportions according to the harvest, to create a harmonious whole from the different parts. The wine is a bright, almost brilliant, ruby red, and features the typical Piedmont aromas which, although in constant evolution, are clearly recognizable, creating a kind of signature for the estate’s wines. The nose presents very ripe (but not to the point of being cloying) fruity notes, herbaceous aromas, of which hay is the most noticeable, and a very pleasant tanginess. The acidity is well balanced by the glycerin and alcohol, which are anything but heavy, to the extent that these characteristics, in combination with the tannins, serve as a base for constructing the wine each year. In short, an elementary wine, with good cellaring potential, which, while being extremely pleasant on first impact, is also capable of satisfying drinkers who prefer structured wines that are more complex than they first appear. In fact, these more complex characteristics burgeon as the wine breathes and continue to evolve.

 

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Good body makes Le Marne a good match for roasts and grilled meats, medium-hard cheeses and ocean fish, in particular fish soups with tomatoes, herbs, and chili, which are subtly contrasted by the various components in the wine, with extremely harmonious results.

 

DENSITY

6000 vines per ha.

 

AVERAGE VINE AGE

30 years

 

SOIL TYPE

Limestone base, with predominantly loose marl.

 

YIELD

5 tonnes per ha.

Exposure

N NE E SE S SO O NO

%Vol

13,5

An elegant and easy wine made from a blend of barbera nebbiolo and dolcetto di Loazzolo grapes.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Good body makes Le Marne a good match for roasts and grilled meats, medium-hard cheeses and ocean fish, in particular fish soups with tomatoes, herbs, and chili, which are subtly contrasted by the various components in the wine, with extremely harmonious results.

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