Cascina Melognis

Piedmont | Colline Saluzzesi | Revello

Cascina Melognis is a tiny mountainside winery created by Michele Fino and his wife, Vanina Maria Carta. Together they organically farm 3 hectares of vines focused on a handful of varieties: pelaverga, barbera, chatus, and pinot noir. “Working so close to a mountain peak almost 4,000 meters (12,000 feet) above sea level shapes our climate, our behavior, and our wines,” Michele explains. “Our winemaking is deeply rooted in our terroir.” Michele’s own roots in farming and the land, and the couple’s shared dedication to proving the potential of an historic but little known terroir, has, in a short time, begun to deliver captivating results.

Cascina Melognis 2016 Vino Rosso "Novamen"

Novamen is a barbera dominant blend with 30% pinot noir, from vines that are roughly 50 and 15 years old, respectively. The grapes are picked in early and then again in late September. The vinifications take place separately but follow the same track. De-stemmed grapes are pumped into stainless-steel tank for fermentation and punch down three times a day for 15 days. After alcoholic fermentation, the wine is racked to another tank for malolactic fermentation. The wine is then transferred into barrels by way of gravity. As with "Ardy", after 18 months in neutral barrel the wine is bottled and then aged for another four months before release. "Novamen" means "what's new" in Latin.

  • 2016
  • Barbera, Pinot Noir
  • Vino Rosso
  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Conversion Organic under CCPB
  • West, Southwest, Northwest
  • Acidic clay-based soil, gravel, sand
  • 18 months neutral barrel
  • Stainless steel
  • 1.8
  • 750 ml

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