Wine Detail

Langhe Rosso L'Insieme

Wine name:Langhe Rosso L'Insieme

Appellation:LANGHE ROSSO DOC

Zone:Langhe and Monferrato

Vineyard extension (hectares):0.2

Blend:40% Barbera 40% Nebbiolo 20% Syrah

Vineyard age (year of planting):

Soil Type:Calcarous-clayey

Exposure:West

Colour:Very intense garnet red

Nose:Warm with ripe berry and black fruit notes, such as blackberries and black cherries, licorice and chocolate tones in the finish

Flavour:Ample, velvety and persistent

Serving temperature (°C):16

Match with:Game, cheese

Average no. bottles/year:1,000

Alcohol %:14.5

Grape yield per hectare tons:4

Notes:

Starting with the 2004 vintage this wine was classified as "Langhe Rosso DOC". This wine is part of a project, together with other seven estates, to provide humanitarian aid and to finance programs in the agricultural sector. 

Vinification and ageing

Each varietal is vinified separately with micro-vinifications. Maceration on the skins for approx. 5 days. Maturation in barriques.

Wine Producer

LA MORANDINA

Website:http://www.lamorandina.com

Address:Strada Morandini, 11 12053 Castiglione Tinella CN

Owner:Morando family

Year of establishment:1800

Total annual production:150000

Total vineyard extension (hectares):21

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):8ha Barbera 11ha Moscato bianco 1ha Nebbiolo 0.1ha Syrah

Vine training system:
Guyot

Cultivation method in the vineyard:grass is left on the aisles between the rows of vines

Type of viticulture:In the conversion phase to be certified organic

Harvest period:Mid September/Mid October

Agronomist:Paolo Morando

Oenologist:Giulio Morando

History

The Morando Family has lived in this area since 1580. In 1988 the major part of the bordering land was purchased and at present the vineyards extend for 21 hectares in the best zones for the production of the various wines: i.e. Castiglione Tinellla for Moscato, Montegrosso and Costigliole d'Asti for Barbera and Neive for Barbaresco. Paolo supervises all work in the vineyards, while his brother Giulio is responsible for the wine-making.
The Morando brothers’ Moscato is perfection: it has the richness that thoroughly satisfies coupled to a fragrant freshness that prevents cloying; and the bouquet transcends Moscato with unique nuances of sage and mint.
In this estate strict organic practices have been utilized for over 30 years, in fact chemical pesticides and fertilizers are banned in favour of sulphur and copper base products, manure and compost. Leguminous plants are sown on the aisles between the rows of vines and biological control is normally used against some kinds of pests. Furthermore, Giulio and Paolo Morando closely collaborate with the University of Turin, where their uncle Albino has taught viticulture for many years, and a considerable amount of research work is carried out at La Morandina. The estate is now in the conversion phase to be certified organic.
The estate offers two wonderful Barbera d’Asti, Barbera Varmat and Barbera Zucchetto, both issuing from very old vines: husky and riddled with spice, these are pure examples of this rich soil, originating from the Miocene Epoch during which the Alps continued rising from the sea (fossilized shells can be found in the ground). The vines of the Varmat cru are prephylloxera and are 100-120 years old.
Giulio and Paolo also make a regular Barbera d’Asti and a stunning single vineyard Barbaresco, “Bricco Spessa” (a cru in the township of Neive), made from 70-80 year old vines, mainly Nebbiolo Michet.

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