Forteto della Luja Barbera d'Asti Mon Ross2021
£11.88/ 0.75 L btl
Mon Ross is a Barbera from a winery that is also a WWF oasis and is therefore totally committed to environmental sustainability. It is a very typical but at the same time original Piedmontese red. The grapes are crushed and immediately fermented with specially selected culture yeasts in small, heat-regulated vats, followed, as per tradition, by a second fermentation and ageing in small, “exhausted” oak barrels for 4 months to assist olfactory cleansing. Following stabilisation, favoured by the winter cold, the wine is bottled in early spring after the first moon of March.
What does this wine taste like?
Forteto della Luja Mon Ross is a deep fascinating wine, with a lively, bright ruby red colour. On the nose it is distinctive and persuasive, with notes of red fruits typical of the terroir. On the palate it stands out for its fruitiness and vinosity, but even more so for its enveloping and velvety body, always accompanied by excellent freshness. Drunk young, it is a wine for the whole meal, particularly suitable with vegetable soups, light meats and Italian pasta; drunk in later years, it is a wine that pairs well with roasts, stews and cheeses. A wine to always have in the cellar and perfect for all meals.
Drinking and storing
light & fruity organic red
Mon Ross is a light fruity organic red, ideal as an all purpose wine. It's easy to drink with all types of food, but I'm unlikely to but regularly, as it lacks character.
Good wine to go with a range of dishes - or on its own!
Recommended to us by a friend, we've re-ordered this wine several times. It's great with pasta dishes, a steak or a roast dinner - or just for a glass by the fire
Avevo bevuto questo vino in un ristorante e mi era piaciuto molto ad esempio abbinato con la carne. Comunque ottimo barbera.
Un vino che si fa bere. Fruttato al punto giusto, è un ottimo vino da pasto. Non si fa dimenticare.
Azienda Agricola in un’oasi naturale. Vino Barbera fresco e fruttato ottimo anche con il pesce.
Forteto della Luja
Forteto della Luja is a unique and special place. The winery is located in Loazzolo, a town which boasts Italy's smallest DOC, besides being a spectacular spot, a protected area since 2007, known as a WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Oasis. Respect for the environment is of prime importance to the Scaglione family, which has been generating and preserving nature in this locality for six generations. The winery is powered solely by solar energy, vine cultivation is by ecological methods,...