Since 2015 we have lived in the Piedmont where we have been able to turn our dream “IL SOGNO” of our own wine and a life in Italy into reality. Our vineyard consists of approximately 12-14 year old vines on 1 ha, about half of the amount Barbera and the other half Freisa (an old Piedmontese type of vine which is considered a parent variety of Nebbiolo). Our new vines, planted 2014, cover 1,5 ha and contain one third Barbera, Merlot and Syrah. Cortese, a Piedmontese white wine grape, is also present in smaller amounts.
The vineyard has been cultivated and treated according to organic principles since 2014. Our grapes are picked by hand, pressed and filled into our 1200 litre big and open fermentation tanks without pumps. There the alcoholic fermentation with manual punching down and over pumping of grape juice takes place. The grape marc is thereafter pressed with 1,5 bar and afterwards put to the bio-compost. After the malolactic fermentation the vintage of 2014 and 2015 has been stored in a steel tank for one year in order to ripen for 14 to 16 months in eight different oak barrels.
The vintage of 2014 as Cuvee of 50% Barbera and 50% Freisa is stored in Austrian, French and American oak with different toastings. It contains 13% alcohol and will be bottled in spring 2017 and finally sold for the first time in late summer 2017. Our bottle label will be designed from a different artist every year while maintaining our logo “IL SOGNO”.
We do hope that you enjoy it!
Monferrato Rosso DOC 2014