(MONTEMAGNO – ASTI) Tenuta Montemagno is a winery that produces wines in the hills of Monferrato. Famous for Mysterium Barbera d’Asti, Nymphae, Soranus, Invictus and many others.
The History of Tenuta Montemagno’s wines
A dirt road winds through the marvelous hills of Monferrato, the latter deservedly Unesco heritage, and leads up to the gate of Tenuta Montemagno, which, immersed in a landscape of inestimable historical beauty, enjoys a scenario where the gaze can follow the succession of ancient neighboring villages, like many medieval fiefdoms, spread over a unique and extraordinary territory.
The company is headed by the President Tiziano Barea, a Lombard industrialist, who in 2005 chose to invest in this extraordinary land. Tenuta Montemagno today has a production of about 150 thousand bottles of great prestige per year. In fact, the wines of Tenuta Montemagno are widely considered by critics as real flagships among the best of Monferrato.
Success certainly linked to the natural vocation of this territory, but also to a skilled team of professionals, coordinated by Tiziano Barea and the oenologist Gianfranco Cordero, able to interpret it with great vision and savoir-faire.
The Terroir of the wines of Tenuta Montemagno
The wines of Tenuta di Montemagno are produced on about 20 hectares of vineyards in the hills of Monferrato. The vineyards are exposed to the South, South-West and characterized by clayey limestone soils. Providential elements to give wines eloquent aromas and flavor, but also a great polyphenolic outfit. All the essential prerequisites for giving life to wines of great longevity and elegance, especially for native Monferrato varieties such as Barbera, Grignolino, Ruchè and Timorasso.
It goes without saying that we are located between the provinces of Asti and Alessandria, here the Estate enjoys an ecosystem and an unparalleled territorial richness, which allows for an unparalleled variety of production.
The Philosophy of Tenuta Montemagno’s wines
Respect for the environment and biodiversity is certainly a key element in the production of Tenuta Montemagno wines. In fact, the company has always spent its time, thanks also to the skill of the oenologist Gianfranco Cordero and the commitment in the cellar, to create elegant wines from native vines, particularly unique and exciting for their link with the territory.
Another essential aspect for the production of Tenuta Montemagno is the idea of creating sincere wines, which become narrators of the territory of origin in its specific pedoclimatic characteristics and in the different vintages.
Good planting density like modern quality viticulture, low yields in the vineyard, rigorous manual selection and minimal use of sulphites. These are essential prerequisites for not having to intervene with invasive corrections during the vinification phase, but to let the first quality raw material obtained from the work in the vineyard speak for itself.
The wines of Tenuta Montemagno
The vineyards from which the wines of Tenuta Montemagno are born extend as far as Altavilla, Viarigi and Casorzo and are Grignolino, an ancient vine of Monferrato, Ruchè, a very rare vine that can only be grown in a restricted area around Montemagno, Timorasso, a grape variety white wine with great potential for evolution and Barbera, the oldest grape variety of this company and one of the most classic. The latter is produced in two versions: aging in steel and aging in wood, but also used for the production of classic method wines such as TM Brut, thanks to its intrinsic marked acidity.
Finally, Malvasia di Casorzo, also a rare vine present only in the Municipality of Casorzo, which in the best years, is also produced in the passito version. Although Barbera is one of the great protagonists of Piedmont, the company also proudly produces the other native vines of the area, remaining faithful to the principle of enhancing the territory and its varietal expressions.
Among the labels produced we mention the Mysterium Barbera D’Asti Superiore DOCG, originating from the oldest vineyards of the estate, about 80 years of age. A very interesting and very elegant interpretation of the vine and enhances the territory for its finesse and complexity and makes the soul of this company very clear. Of no less interest are the elegant and award-winning Invictus Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato labels, from Ruché and Solis Vis grapes, from Timorasso grapes.
The line of Tenuta Montemagno wines is very broad and reflects the value that this company brings every year to the Piedmontese production scene, thanks to its wines recognized and exported to various foreign countries.
The wines of Tenuta Montemagno recommended by Italy’s Finest Wines
Info & Contacts Tenuta Montemagno
Address: Via Cascina Valfossato, 9 – Montemagno, Asti 14030
Tel: +39 0141 63624