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Colle dei Bardellini
U Munte Vermentino Riviera Ligure di Ponente DOC
Liguria

U Munte is the flagship wine of Colle dei Bardellini. This five-acre single vineyard is located on Monte Rosa, where the high elevation vineyards are terraced so that the vines enjoy sun exposure throughout the day.


Owner: Merano family
Website: www.colledeibardellini.it
Winemaker: Giuseppe Caviola
Type: White wine
Varietals: 100% Vermentino

Vineyard Location: Bardellini
Orientation: Southwest
Elevation: 1,050 ft
Vines Planted: 1980
Trellising: Guyot
Vines/Acre: 2,023
Yield/Acre: 28 ql
Soil: Calcareous and schist soil, rich in magnesium and potassium

Vinification
Cold maceration with traditional fermentation on the skins in stainless steel at a controlled temperature of 64-68°F, using selected yeasts

Aging Process
Six months in stainless steel tanks, followed by two months of bottle refinement

Tasting Notes
Color: Bright yellow soft green reflections
Bouquet: Delicate and refined with notes of sage and thyme
Flavor: Dry, full-bodied and silky with persistent herbal notes; a long finish that is pleasantly saline
Pairings: Ideal with soups, lobster, fish and savory pastries

Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Serving Temperature: 54°F
Production: 12,000 bottles