The grapes to produce the Barbera Colli Tortonesi DOC “Monleale” Vigneti Massa are grown in an absolutely respectful way, limiting any kind of intervention to a minimum so as not to override the natural expressiveness of the place. In the cellar the alcoholic fermentation is spontaneous and the maceration lasts for 10-12 days on the skins without the liquid being filtered.
The Barbera Colli Tortonesi DOC “Monleale” Vigneti Massa is the result of an assembly of different vines ranging from 15 to 50 years of age, located at 300 meters above sea level and resting on soils rich in limestone. The Barbera Colli Tortonesi DOC “Monleale” Vigneti Massa was the first Barbera put on the market by Massa.
Walter Massa can be defined in all respects as an independent and courageous winemaker who, since the 1970s at the helm of the family winery, has managed to successfully change, rebuild and relaunch the oenological face of an entire territory, that of the Tortonesi Hills, that is of that small strip of Piedmontese land nestled between the Monferrato and the Oltrepò. Vigneti Massa is the name of the family-run winery, founded by the Massa ancestors in 1879, which today boasts a property of 23 hectares on the hills of Monleale, about 300 meters above sea level. In line with the long family and territorial tradition, these vineyards are cultivated with scrupulous attention and peasant common sense, limiting treatments to a minimum. Contrary to any form of bureaucracy and always against the tide, Walter is convinced that wine is made in the vineyard and in the cellar, not with brands and documents, for this reason he has chosen not to resort to forcibly the denominations shown on labels, thanks to his consolidated reputation as true artisan of wine.
This winery is part of Fivi- Vignaioli Indipendenti.
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