Why we love it
A fantastic wine, complex but still approachable, very versatile, where the fruit and acidity of the dolcetto perfectly complement the barbera grape grown in the Monferrato Area, hence the Monferrato Rosso DOC appellation. Spicy and fruity on the nose, smooth with soft tannins, perfect for stew or to pair a rich pasta dish.
The artisan who made it
The I Moncalvi winery is now run by Mauro, the current generation, and Mauro is very passionate about his wines. The vineyards, mainly Cortese used to make Gavi but also a bit of Barbera and Dolcetto, are located in the heart of the Gavi area, in the province of Alessandria, in Piedmont, and are between twenty and fifty years old and together with the location, produce wonderful, high quality wines different from the others in the area. Mauro is so devoted to making the best wines he can, that he only uses the very best grapes to produce them, the remaining are usually sold to nearby wineries.