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Cantine Valpane

Located in the heart of the Monferrato wine-growing region, the Cantine Valpane Winery occupies an 18th century estate that has been owned by the Arditi family for nearly 100 years. Historic cadastal maps and documents in the family archives trace the estate's winemaking tradition back to the last century, when its wines were exported to Belgium and Switzerland and awarded gold medals at the Dijon and Bordeaux fairs in 1898. Today the estate covers an area of 30 hectares, one third of it taken up by cultivated vineyards. The vines are trained in the low Guyot method and planted at a density of 4550 vines/hectare. Some were planted in the 1930s and 1960s, others more recently. As the old vines are replaced, the vineyards are being replanted with selected stock of traditional, native varieties. With the Integrated Protection Program, only a minimum of chemical agents is needed to produce healthy grapes, while respecting the environment. Yields per hectare are kept intentionally low by planned thinning of the vines. Restored to their original architecture, the wine cellars are outfitted with modern winemaking equipment for the vinification of quality wines. The making of Barbera traditionally practiced in Monferrato differs from the way it is made in Asti or Alba. The colors, aromas and textures determined by the local soils give Barbera del Monferrato its unique character. The region's limestone and clay soils and favorable microclimate the vines grow in have always produced high quality wines. When Piero Arditi decided to produce Barbera del Monferrato DOC, his choice reflected a distinct style of production committed to the regional character of the territory and to established family traditions. The regional identity of this type of Barbera is characterized by the addition of Freisa grapes, as permitted under DOC regulations, which lends an already great wine the fruity fragrance that heightens its essential qualities. Visit the Cantine Valpane website.
Cantine Valpane Monferatto Freisa Canone Inverso 2013

Cantine Valpane Monferatto Freisa Canone Inverso 2013

Most people see Freisa as a young-drinking, lively little wine. The name is therefore a play on words because this wine is the inverse of the canonical (= traditional, accepted) style.  more
BN#567456

Price:$22.00

in mixed case $20.90

SKU ML-IT-VAL015

Cantine Valpane Rosa Ruske 2014

Cantine Valpane Rosa Ruske 2014

Fermentation takes place in cement tanks and lasts 23 days. Aged in cement tanks from end of vinification until February 2013 (for 2011 vintage). The name "Ruske" (roo-SKAY), is a combination of the grape name Ruchè, and Ruschena, the last name of Pietro's cousin who owns the vineyard.  more
BN#588383

Price:$22.00

in mixed case $20.90

SKU ML-IT-VAL017

Cantine Valpane Barbera del Monferrato Rosso Pietro 2014

Cantine Valpane Barbera del Monferrato Rosso Pietro 2014

This wine is simply called "red Pietro," mainly because it is Pietro's red wine but also referring to his red beard. (Today Pietro jokes that the name should be updated to "grey Pietro"!)  more
BN#589662

Price:$19.00

in mixed case $18.05

SKU ML-IT-VAL020

Cantine Valpane Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese Euli 2015

Cantine Valpane Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese Euli 2015

The name "Euli" comes from the name of a Longobard tribe that once inhabited the area where the Grignolino vineyard is now. The tribe was called "Ueel Waigkika", which in the contemporary German language was written Euli-iup-pina: euli = owl, pina = high/above, Iupi = Jove, so "the owl that ... more
BN#621218

Price:$20.00

in mixed case $19.00

SKU ML-IT-VAL021

Cantine Valpane Barbera del Monferrato Superiore Perlydia 2010

Cantine Valpane Barbera del Monferrato Superiore Perlydia 2010

BN#611839

Price:$25.00

in mixed case $23.75

SKU ML-IT-VAL018





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