Ceretto "Monsordo" Langhe Rosso 2012 (Piedmont, Italy) - [WS 91]

Ceretto "Monsordo" Langhe Rosso 2012
(Piedmont, Italy) - [WS 91]


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Notes from the Winemaker:

Monsordo is both the name of the historical farmhouse that hosts the Ceretto winery in Alba, as well as the hill where many of its vineyards lie. This Ceretto offering is made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah. All three varietals are vinified and aged separately in wooden barrels for 18 months after which they are blended to make this elegant, ageworthy wine.

Tasting Notes:
Deep ruby red in color with garnet highlights, this red blend has aromas of dark berry fruits and black plums complemented by undertones of sweet spices and vanilla. On the palate, the structure is enhanced by finely-grained tannins to make an rich, full-bodied wine.

Food Pairing:
Pair this wine with stuffed red meat dishes like flank steak roulade or farsumagru.

Winemaking:

Varietal composition: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, and 22% Syrah
Fermentation container: Barrels
Type of aging container: Barrels
Age of aging container: New-Seven years
Type of oak: French
Length of aging before bottling: 18 months
Length of bottle aging: 6 months

Ratings & Reviews


91 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Rich and supple, this red delivers black currant, cherry, cedar, olive and iron aromas and flavors. Both fruity and savory, with a firm underlying structure. Drink now through 2020. 3,200 cases made." – BS (Apr 30, 2015)