Cascina Melognis 2019 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.
- Barbera, Pinot Noir
- Vino Rosso
- West, Southwest, Northwest
- Acidic clay-based soil, gravel, sand
- Conversion Organic under CCPB
- Stainless steel
- 18 months neutral barrel
- 750 ml