Ruggeri Corsini estate: a great Barbera d’Alba DOC
The Ruggeri Corsini estate was founded in 1995 thanks to a passion for the countryside and a love for great wines.
Loredana and Nicola both specialized in Viticulture and Oenology lead a family-run winery. The estate gets its name “Corsini” from the small hamlet of Monforte d’Alba, where one can admire the ancient stone houses. Instead, the name “Ruggeri” is Nicola’s mother’s surname: she, believing in us, helped us to achieve our dream, financing the launch of the estate.
The estate is fairly small. The vineyards cover a surface of 10 hectares and the production varies depending on the year, from 65.000 to 75.000 bottles.
Particular attention is given to food and wine loving tourists, who can discover and taste the wines in our wine-tasting room.
In the beginning, the production only included the classical Langa wines such as Dolcetto d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba and Barolo, which, over the course of the years, have been flanked by other Langhe wines, new reds, a rosé and a white wine.
We tasted Armujan Superior Barbera d’Alba DOC
This wine is a red DOC wine produced in Monforte d’Alba, made up of 100% Barbera grapes from their own vineyards.
Vinification starts after a manual harvest in crates with immediate stalk removal, followed by four pump overs a day for the first week. Maceration lasts twelve days.
After the racking, decantering and the malolactic fermentation have occurred, the wine is then put to stand in wood including both different aged French barriques and Slavonian oak barrels for eighteen months. Bottling takes place in the month of July.
It is a wine that can be drunk young or be put to age for eight – ten years. It’s ruby red in color, his nose is fresh with soft scence of ripe plum and wild berries.
It should be served at a temperature between sixteen and eighteen degrees and is ideally paired with pasta dishes with rich meat sauces, meat, game, cheese and cold meats.