Ardy | Cascina Melognis

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Rosso
Piedmont ( IT )
Colline Saluzzesi DOC
Barbera, Chatus
Enjoy it within 3 years
14,5% vol.

Production and refinement

Manual harvest of grapes, early October. Maceration of about 15 days in stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation carried out.

Maturation in third/fourth passage barriques for 18 months. At least 4 months of aging in bottle.

Organoleptic analysis

Visual exam

Deep ruby red with pronounced violet hues.

Olfactory examination

The nose is fresh and richly fruity, with clear hints of cherry and plum. Chatus contributes dark, balsamic hints of underbrush, herbs and juniper berries.

Taste test

It is full-bodied in the mouth, and has acidity that gives freshness and balances a medium to high alcohol content. Easy and enjoyable drinking.

Contents index

From the vineyard to the table: discover our wine

Ready for a journey to discover Ardy | Cascina Melognis ? We will now take you to delve deeper into every aspect of this exceptional wine through three key sections:

Cellar

Come and learn about the history and values ​​of the winery which passionately grows and transforms grapes into wine

Territory

Immerse yourself in the land that gives life to these unique grapes, discovering the climate and terroir that influence its character

Pairings

Get expert advice on the perfect pairings that will enhance both the wine and your meal

The cellar

Country: Italy

Region: Piedmont, Cuneo

Hectares of vineyards: 4

Cascina Melognis

Located in the Saluzzo area, this small winery was founded in 2009 by Vanina and Michele, independent and passionate winemakers belonging to Fivi (Independent Winemakers Federation). Immersed in an alpine environment, at the foot of Monviso, they dedicate their passion to the cultivation of ancient and precious grape varieties. Among these, stand out the rare Neretta Cuneese, the characteristic Pelaverga, the classic Barbera, and the surprising Chatus, as well as the prestigious Pinot Nero.

Cascina Melognis

With only 4 hectares of vineyards, Vanina and Michele work on lean soils that give their wines a unique personality. Here, environmental conditions allow them to create wines with a clear aromatic expression, delicate aromas, and a balanced alcohol content, without excesses. Their production, guided by a craft philosophy and respectful of tradition, tells stories of the territory and passion, transforming the fruit of the land into small oenological masterpieces.

Region and territory

piemonte

Great wines that express the perfection of a terroir

Piedmont

Great wines that express the perfection of a terroir

Piedmont

Great wines that express the perfection of a terroir

Piedmont

In Piedmont, the first traces of viticulture date back to pre-Roman times (precisely to the Bronze Age, around 1500 B.C.), and although today the peak of quality is found in the region's great red wines, Piedmont also produces excellent white wines and sparkling wines.

The role of Piedmont has been fundamental for the development of modern Italian winemaking. It is here that the first examples of zoning of wine-growing areas were recorded, introducing concepts such as terroir and cru to Italian wines. Thanks to zoning, if a wine is produced exclusively from grapes coming from a single vineyard or parcel, the geographical indication appears on the label, increasing its prestige.

In addition to the geographical delineations indicated on the map, Piedmont is divided into 8 zones that group the 16 DOCG and 42 regional DOCs. Among these, we remember in the north the famous Gattinara DOCG and Ghemme DOCG, near Turin the Erbaluce di Caluso DOCG, in Monferrato the Barbera del Monferrato Superiore DOCG, Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG, Dogliani DOCG, Ovada DOCG, Gavi DOCG, and Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG, ending with Roero DOCG to the left of the Tanaro river and, in the Langhe region, with the famous Barolo DOCG, Barbaresco DOCG, and Dogliani DOCG.

In Piedmont, the revolution in the world of wine began, bringing Italy back to the forefront of high-quality production. Here, with few exceptions, single-varietal wines are produced, which best express the characteristics of the terroir and magnificently exalt the Piedmontese territory.

Colline saluzzesi

The DOC Colline Saluzzesi is closely linked to the territory, native grape varieties, traditional viticultural practices, culture, and local history. The DOC was recognized in 1996, marking a revival of local winemaking, practiced since ancient times by the Greeks and the Celtic tribe of the "Caturiges."

The grape varieties of the DOC are all local: Quagliano, Pelaverga, Chatus, and Barbera. Pelaverga, not to be confused with "Pelaverga piccolo" cultivated in Verduno, is one of the main grape varieties. Prescriptions regarding vine spacing and the Guyot training system aim to achieve low yields per vine.

The characteristics of the soil and the temperate-cold climate, together with native grape varieties and cultivation practices, give the grapes and wines of the area a distinctive finesse and freshness, with a balance between alcohol and acidity and subtle, floral, and fruity aromas.

Recommended pairings and dishes

Matching by concordance

This is a fresh, drinkable and straightforward red that requires medium-bodied dishes, but with character, for the flavors, aromas and intensity between dish and wine to equalize.
To be paired by concordance with mainly earthy dishes, not too structured.

Matching by contrast

The wine's freshness can also be well contrasted with slightly greasy foods: the mouth will be perfectly clean and ready for a new bite.

Pairs well with

Earthy appetizers, earthy main courses, aged cheeses.

Matching by concordance

This is a fresh, drinkable and straightforward red that requires medium-bodied dishes, but with character, for the flavors, aromas and intensity between dish and wine to equalize.
To be paired by concordance with mainly earthy dishes, not too structured.

Matching by contrast

The wine's freshness can also be well contrasted with slightly greasy foods: the mouth will be perfectly clean and ready for a new bite.

Pairs well with

Earthy appetizers, earthy main courses, aged cheeses.

Cotechino

A cooked (boiled) sausage popular in all regions of northern Italy. It derives its name from "cotica," the pork rind. With a savory, fatty, and intensely flavorful taste, it's a staple on winter tables, traditionally accompanied by lentils for good luck on New Year's Day.

Oven-Roasted Pork

A traditional main course, served with cooked vegetables, that is easy to prepare in just 10 minutes and involves a two-step cooking process: browning the meat in a pan followed by roasting in the oven. A simple and flavorful dish.

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