Barbaresco Montersino Ad Altiora | Michele Taliano

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Red
Piedmont ( IT )
Barbaresco DOCG
Nebbiolo 100%
Enjoy it within 10 years.
14,5% vol.

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Production and refinement

Pure Nebbiolo from Bric Montersino where it benefits from excellent exposures, hand-harvested around mid-October.

Alcoholic fermentation and maceration of the skins take place in stainless steel tanks for a duration that ensures the extraction of useful components. The wine is then transferred to barrels where it remains for about 24 months. During this refining phase, malolactic fermentation and important reactions between anthocyanins and tannins occur.

Organoleptic analysis

Visual exam

Of a beautiful garnet red with orange reflections.

Olfactory examination

On the nose, it is broad and complex with fruity notes (red and black fruit), spicy notes, and hints of licorice.

Taste test

The palate reveals warmth and great body, with sweet and complex tannins leading to a juicy, rich, and persistent finish.

Contents index

From the vineyard to the table: discover our wine

Ready for a journey to discover Barbaresco Montersino Ad Altiora | Michele Taliano ? 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: 15

Michele Taliano

The agricultural company was founded in 1930 by Domenico Taliano but has much older roots.

Domenico belongs to a family of farmers known in the village by the nickname "Re Cit," which means "little kings," always dedicated to vineyard and field work.

Initially, all the vineyards are located within the municipality of Montà, in the areas of Bossola, Rolandi, and Benna. In the mid-1970s, under the guidance of his son Michele, the company expanded towards the Langhe, acquiring vineyards and a farmhouse in Montersino in the San Rocco Seno d’Elvio hamlet of Alba, between the municipalities of Treiso and Barbaresco.

Michele Taliano

To revitalize the company in the mid-1990s, changing grape production and wine aging methodologies, Michele's sons took the lead: primarily Alberto, supported by his brother Ezio, who became the winemaker of the company after several work experiences. The cultivated grape varieties are: nebbiolo, arneis, dolcetto, and barbera.
They have a total of 15 hectares of vineyards and produce just 70,000 bottles annually.

It's a family-run company with a tailor-made production. There is great attention to vineyard work, some good technical aids in the cellar, and time are the ingredients for about a dozen very interesting labels.
They range from the classic grape varieties of Roero and the Langhe, namely arneis, barbera, dolcetto, and nebbiolo, to favorita (which is Vermentino as it is called in the Langhe), moscato, and brachetto.

Region and territory

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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.

Langhe

Langhe, a unique territory for Italian wine production. The presence of valleys and hills at different altitudes, along with different exposures and winds, creates an incredible variety of microclimates. These conditions allow the grapes to express themselves in various ways. The Dogliani area has the coolest climate, being close to the Alps and characterized by narrow and high hill ridges facing the cold plains of Cuneo. The Barolo area has intermediate temperatures, being located in a particular area protected from winds but influenced both by Alpine currents and by warm and humid air rising from the Tanaro valley.

The three hill ridges that make up the area determine a diversity of landscapes and, consequently, microclimates. The Barbaresco area is more homogeneous, with milder temperatures and less abundant rainfall. The landscape characterized by narrow valleys generates greater windiness compared to the two previous areas.

The soils vary: calcareous-marly, clayey, sandy, and gravelly. The main grape varieties cultivated are Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Arneis, Freisa, and Favorita, and then there are international varieties such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc.

The Langhe, renowned Italian wine territory, boast a variety of unique microclimates and landscapes, from Dogliani to Barolo and Barbaresco, which influence the production of complex and distinctive wines thanks to the different soils and exposures.

Recommended pairings and dishes

Matching by concordance

This Barbaresco is an excellent wine, endowed with great elegance, intensity, and balance. It should be paired, harmoniously, with intense and structured dishes.

Matching by contrast

A red wine with significant tannins and freshness, which contrast effectively with succulent foods.

Pairs well with

Meats with substantial cooking such as braised dishes, roasts, game meats; aged and spicy cheeses.

Matching by concordance

This Barbaresco is an excellent wine, endowed with great elegance, intensity, and balance. It should be paired, harmoniously, with intense and structured dishes.

Matching by contrast

A red wine with significant tannins and freshness, which contrast effectively with succulent foods.

Pairs well with

Meats with substantial cooking such as braised dishes, roasts, game meats; aged and spicy cheeses.

Braised Beef

Braised beef is a cornerstone of Piedmontese cuisine, savory and succulent with complex aromas. For an elegant touch, cook it in the same wine you will be serving.

Wild Boar Stew

A rich autumnal dish with a bold flavor, enhanced by slow cooking and intense aromas. It pairs perfectly when served with delicious taragna polenta.

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