Broad floral-toned strawberry aromas lead to medium-weight, fleshy and juicy berry fruit flavours underpinned by a lightly charred spiciness, vivid acidity and structured tannins; a generous wine.
The Monsordo-Bernardina estate is one of the places in Alba more suited to the production of great Nebbiolo. While on the border of the Barolo zone, soils and climate, for technical reasons, was not allowed inside the protected area from the prestigious designation. Today the vineyards around the historic farmhouse provide high quality grapes. Fermentations in stainless steel and ageing in old wood produces wines of great expressive potential, complex and long-lived, protected by D.O.C. Nebbiolo d’Alba.
The Ceretto family can trace its vineyard owning routes in Piemonte back to the late 1800’s when Riccardo Ceretto set up a merchant house in Alba to trade wines from the region. The next generations of Ceretto purchased some of the most sought after locations throughout Barolo and Barbaresco, land that one can only dream of owning in today’s world. Under the control of brother Bruno & Marcello, Ceretto built up a reputation for wines of high quality and continued to invest in increased holdings in the best Crus of Barolo and Barbaresco. The wines have gained huge following across the world both within the finest restaurants and most renowned private cellars.
Ceretto now owns four wineries across the region and farms over 160 hectares organically and is under the control of Bruno & Marcello’s children; Lisa, Roberto, Alessandro and Federico who continue to uphold and strengthen the company’s reputation for outstanding wines.
Pair this wine with grilled steaks, Lyonnaise sauces, duck confit, and beef negimaki entrées.