Franco Mondo, wine-makers for generation
The Mondos have been recognised in the town of San Marzano Oliveto near Asti, in Piedmont, as wine-makers for generations and are, as such, much appreciated.
“The ridge which is home to the Mondo family cellar bears a striking resemblance to the profile of a sleeping woman.” The particolar composition of the soil and a temperate microclimate make it the ideal place for cultivating vines.
The company, which still maintains its artisan, family character, is run by Valerio and his father Franco. Their estate covers about twelve hectares of vineyards, approximately 60 % of which are dedicated to the cultivation of Barbera grapes while the rest is divided between Moscato Bianco, Dolcetto, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cortese, Chardonnay and Favorita varieties.
We tasted: Le Rose Barbera d´Asti Superiore Nizza 2012
This wine made from rigorous selection of grapes Barbera d’Asti 100% in the vineyards. In the vinification the wine is left refinig for 18 month in small french oak barrels which allow it to reach a specific maturity.
The bouquet recall spices, dried roses and vanilla. In the mouth, It has a full body, round and soft in the palate.
This kind of wine is ideal with red meat and game dishes.