Uvamatris - Sagitta Barbera del Monferrato Superiore 2016
Uvamatris - Sagitta Barbera del Monferrato Superiore 2016 (87+ TSW)
This very nice mother's day gift (see label) you can find on on-wine.com
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Uvamatris or Cascina San Pietro, is located in Sala Monferrato in the northern part of the Monferrato in Piemonte. Gabriele Ronchi is the 28 year young winemaker and owner.
Located on the top of a gentle hill about 264 meters above sea level, the estate extends over 6 hectares, 4 of which are planted with vineyards.
Uvamatris is a small family winery and they produce about 18,000 bottles a year. The name Uvamatris comes from Latin and means 'mother grapes'. The names and photo, which you see on all labels, is a tribute to Gabriele's grandmother, Anna, who founded the winery in 1970.
All wines are produced using a sustainable approach in the vineyards, yields are kept low for better concentration and no herbicides are used.
About this wine:
At the end of September the grapes are harvested and once de-stemmed they undergo a cold pre-fermentation maceration of 3 days, in order to ensure a greater extraction of polyphenols. At the end of the pre-fermentative maceration, the wine completes the alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats. At the beginning of December, once malolactic fermentation is complete, the wine age in 25-hectolitre french oak “botti”, where it remains for 2 years. Once bottled, it rests in our underground cellar for at least 6 months before being released.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a deep purple color.
On the medium nose you can find aromas of plums, dried strawberries and blueberries with hints of lavender, dried herbs and blackberry jam.
On the palate dry, medium bodied with ripe soft tannins and medium(+) acidity. Round mouthfeel in this easy going red with a medium length finish.