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Cascina Melognis 2016 Colline Saluzzesi Rosso "Ardy"

The name of this wine was that of the vineyard's owner, where the wine originates. Ardy is sourced from some of the oldest vines Michele and Vanina work with, 45- to 50-year-old barbera and chatus. Chatus is a variety native to the Ardèche, from which it has now all but disappeared. Today the grape is found almost exclusively in the vineyards around Saluzzo, where its spicy, herbal character make it an excellent blending partner for barbera’s earthy depths. This wine is 70% barbera and 30% chatus. "Ardy" undergoes spontaneous fermentation in tank before being aged in neutral barrique for 18 months, and an additional 4 months in bottle prior to release.

  • 2016
  • Barbera, Chatus
  • DOC
  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Colline Saluzzesi
  • Northwest, southwest
  • Acidic clay-based soil, gravel, sand
  • Conversion Organic under CCPB
  • Stainless steel
  • 18 months neutral barrel
  • 13.93%
  • 6.33 g/L
  • 0.7 g/L
  • 25.1 g/L
  • Yes
  • 3.41
  • 750 ml
  • Red
  • $27.00