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Monferrato sits at an important intersection in NW Italy and Southern Europe. Protected by the Alps to the North and the Mediterranean sea to the south, the area has long been a seat of European power dating back to the Holy Roman empire. Today, food and wine are focal points of the economy. The larger Monferrato area encompasses well know regions including Alba and Asti. If you've ever had authentic white truffles, they are often foraged in this special area every October.
This wine is 100% Barbera, produced by La Bollina. This amazing, easy-to-drink wine will become your new go-to. It is truly a wine to experience and enjoy. With 98 points, this wine is one of Luca Maroni's "Best Italian Wines" of the vintage.
La Bollina Winery is one to watch. This impressive Italian estate is creating innovative, fun, amazing value wines. Thanks to its high-quality and uniqueness, this winery has quickly become Luca Maroni's darling, who has blessed it with impressive reviews year after year.
La Bollina is located in Serravalle Scrivia AL, Italy. A municipality in the province of Alessandria, about 62 miles southeast of Turin. This historical territory was for centuries the residence of the Marchioness Figari of Genova. A 300-acre winery, surrounded by hills and chestnut forests, is where La Bollina's magnificent wines are born.
Besides having 70 acres of cultivated vineyards, and an excellent and well-equipped cellar, in La Bollina you can find luxury accommodation for guests: An “Art Nouveau” style villa, a modern 4-star hotel, and a 9-hole golf course that expands throughout the vineyards. Bollina winery is completely renovated and has some of the most advanced techniques, systems, and instruments in modern winemaking.
Andrea Bernardini, La Bollina's consultant, is a passionate winemaker who has hit numerous home runs. In 2007, he graduated from Pisa, one of the best schools of enology in Italy. He earned his chops at Poggio Bonelli and Ruffino in Tuscany and trained in South Africa, Romania and Greece. After several years of experience, he is now a flying winemaker blending tradition and modern techniques to obtain high-quality wines with respect to the expression of the different grapes and terroir in which he works. He works hand in hand with Alex to produce these magical wines.
Tasting Notes: This is 100% Barbera. Mostly stainless with a touch of oak, allows the fruit to shine. If you love figs, blueberry, and blackberry flavors with a tense backbone of smooth tannins, and mocha, then you'll love this wine.
~98 pts The Best Italian Wines Luca Maroni