We are in Monforte d’Alba (Cuneo-Piedmont), one of the most interesting and historic towns in the Langhe declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Amalia Cascina in Langa created in 2003, aim to produce high quality wine that respected the territory and tradition in an elegant and reserved location. The Boffa family, seduced by the serenity of the area, acquired an early 19th century farmhouse and its surrounding vineyards that produced the typical wines of the zone: Dolcetto and Barbera. Additional vineyards were then acquired in the prestigious cru of Barolo Bussia and Le Coste in Monforte. The production is focused on bringing out the best from every vineyard and in every harvest, thanks to scrupulous work done in the vineyard and in the winecellar.
We tasted: Barolo Bussia 2013
This Barolo is produced from a selection of grapes harvested by hand from the prestigious Fantini di Bussia vineyard.The vineyard fantini lies at an elevation higher than the others belonging to the same cru and on soil characterizes by sandstones with high percentage of sand.
The colour is intense ruby. The aroma recall notes of citrus fruits, berries and roots. In the mouth is fruity, tannins, with a persistent finnish.
For the food paring is ideal with salami, aged cheese, red meat and with the typical Brasato al Barolo.
Barbera d’alba superiore 2015
This Barbera ‘Superiore’ is obtained by aging in wood a wine made from a selection of the best grapes from the Sant’Anna vineyard. The grapes are harvested exclusively by hand after meticulous selection of the best grapes.
It is a bright, intense ruby red. The bouquet is made of cherry, notes of roast coffee and a touch
of vanilla. Barbera’s characteristic acidity blends well into the wine’s body and the sweetness conferred by the wood in this long lasting wine.
In the paring is ideal with mushroom soup, grilled vegetables, game meat.