Malidea is taken from the name of the hill between our cellar and Gad & Umberta's vineyard where our Nebbiolo is planted.

I'd always wanted to vinify Nebbiolo to see how this grape can perform in the Monferrato. Now I know - and the results are very satisfying.

Technical Data

Vintage 2011
Varieties Nebbiolo 100%
Apellation Monferrato Rosso
Fermenting vats Stainless steel
Fermenting temperature < 30°C
Yeasts Indigenous yeasts
Length of maceration 10-12 days
Malolactic fermentation in oak
Ageing vessels Large barrels (2200l)
Ageing period 28 months
Clarification & filtration Not clarified or filtered
Bottle ageing 6 mesi
Bottles produced 3300
Alcohol 14% vol.

Vineyard data

Production area Montaldo di Cerrina Monferrato, Odalengo
Vineyard name Cascina Bertana
Aspect South
Altitude 380m
Soil Calcarious clay
Vineyards planted in 1999
Planting density 6000 vines/ha
Yield 0.75 kg per vine
Harvest date Prima settimana di ottobre