Roagna Barbaresco Montefico Vecchie Viti 2017 Docg cl 75
The name Montefico comes from the Piedmontese dialect (mont der fi), by which the vineyard plots were historically named. It is one of Barbaresco’s historic vineyards.
Located northwest of the village’s vineyard area, Montefico has marly limestone soils with good amounts of active limestone.
Our triangular-shaped plot is located exactly halfway up the hill, in the central part of the amphitheater facing the village of Neive. It covers an area of about 0.24 Ha and was purchased by our family in 1929.
The vines for this wine have a minimum age of more than 50 years, so old vines, exclusively of mass origin, with wood obtained in pruning from the same vineyard.
Harvesting takes place in October, usually in one morning, at perfect physiological ripeness.
In harvesting, harvesting is by hand, in small boxes.
Before being vinified, the grapes follow 2 manual selections to check the perfect integrity of the fruit.
Fermentation takes place exclusively in wooden vats, thanks to a pied de cuve of Indigenous yeasts. It lasts for about ten days. Then the ancient maceration technique of submerged cap splinting is applied, which lasts for at least 2 1/2 months (70-90 days).
The wine then matures in a neutral oak barrel for about 5 years.
Bottle production is considerably limited: about a thousand per vintage.
The total number of bottles produced can be found in the label