NATIVE VINES

SMALL PEARLS FROM THE TERRITORY

Winemaking in the purity of native vines from Upper Piedmont is an innovative and very stimulating area of interest of Monsecco’s production. It is a great challenge in seeking the true expression of the native territory.

Nebbiolo

NebbioloIt is a variety of grape with red berry, the native vine from Piedmont par excellence and certainly the most valuable and complex Italian red grape. The completeness and equilibrium of its characteristics make it the ideal grape for winemaking in purity or with a minimal contribution from other varieties of grape. The cluster is medium-big or big, of pyramidal, ‘winged’ and stretched out shape. The grape is medium-small, short and ellipsoidal with a consistent skin, rich in epicuticular wax, of blue-black colour, sometimes with a little hint of violet. Maturation is late, usually in the second or third ten-day period of October.

Vespolina

VespolinaIt is a variety of grape with red berry, cultivated since time immemorial in the Novara hills, characterized by small and pentagonal leaves and by a compact and stretched out shape of the cluster. Vinification in purity allows the obtaining of a very structured wine, having delicate flower scents. Maturation is medium-early (end of September). It appears that its name derives from the peculiar attraction of the wasps to this variety of grape.


Uva rara

Uva rara

It is a variety of grape with red berry, with a typically spargolo (sparse) cluster. It has always been considered an excellent table grape(or for preservation) and is characterized by high quantity of sugar and mild acidity. It bestows typical violet highlights on the wine. Maturation is medium-late (first ten days of October). Its name derives from the characteristics of the cluster.


Croatina

Croatina

It is a variety of grape with red berry. Its cluster is generally big, with pyramidal and ‘winged’ shape and mildly sparse. The leaf is pentagonal and trilobed. Wines from this grape are characterized by being intensely winey. Maturation is medium-late (first ten days of October).