Cantamessa Monferrato Nebbiolo 2021

21.50 17.20

20% off Italy


Within the Cantamessa family vineyards, this Nebbiolo is taken from a fully organic 25 year old vineyard in the historic Monferrato sub-region of Piemonte. Grapes are harvested and macerated for around fifteen days, the emphasis on extracting fruit with good tannic structure from the skins. The wine is then aged in a combination of used French and Slovenian oak barrels for up to six months, enough to soften out the tannins but keeping the fruit and elegance of the wine.

Typically light in colour but big in flavour, this is garnet in colour with pale brick red around the edges. The nose is an intoxicating mix of dark fruit and earthy, savoury notes, cherries and raspberries with hints of prune, nutmeg and game. The palate is full and rounded, full of rich black fruit but kept fresh and light with silky tannins and graceful acidity.

Pair up with grilled meats, stews and roasts, or just a fine block of mature hard cheese.

  • Dry, savoury, complex
  • 750ml
  • 13.5 % Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2028

Producer: Cantamessa

Cantamessa is a delightful family-run winery and vineyards, located just a few kilometres south of the town of Asti in Alto Monferrato, in southern Piemonte. The company was founded in 1870 and the latest generations are in transition, son Luca gradually taking over from his parents Aldo and Giuliana. The family began organic conversion of the vineyards in 2017 with every bottle produced since 2020 certified organic.

Alongside Piemonte's noblest of grapes, Nebbiolo, Barbera shines here at Cantamessa, the wines characterised by their fresh acidity, friendly tannins and luminous expression of fruit. The colourful insects that adorn the labels reflect the sustainability and biodiversity of the vineyards, Cantamessa seeing their own health inextricably tied to the health of the natural environment they live in.

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