CRAFTSMANSHIP ON THE FIELD:

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Dott. Renata Cellerino

Az. Agr. Villa Felice
Viale Simondetti 12
15016 Cassine (AL)- Italia

Web site: www.villafelice.it

Mail: renatacellerino@libero.it

Fax: 0131 252291

Villa Felice was born from an inspired guess by Renata Cellerino, a chartered accountant from Alessandria. In 1992 Renata and her husband, Roberto Mignone (a chartered accountant too) bought a beautiful mansion dating from the early nineteenth century from the Oscar Winner and set and costume designer Nino Novarese. The villa, formerly owned by lawyers Simondetti, soon became the ideal location for their agricultural business.

The strong rural heritage, combined with a deep dedication to the land inherited from grandparents and parents, brought Renata to devote herself with ever greater commitment and enthusiasm to the management of the company, which today consists of about fifty hectares of vineyards. Curiosity, taste for refined things, love and respect for the territory: these are the core ingredients that contribute to develop the “Foglio 29” here at Villa Felice. Foglio 29 is a red passito wine from selected Brachetto vines, ideally suited for desserts and cheese. And now there's a new wine: "Foglio 16".


The Wines

 

 

 


"Foglio 29" is a red wine produced from the brachetto vines and catalogued as foglio 29 on the cadastral map. This is the origin of the wine’s name.

The grapes, subject to appropriate screening, are harvested and dried (passito method) for over a month, then vinificated with the utmost care.

Wine

Classification

 

Passito wine

 

 

Prod. area

 

Cassine, Piedmont, Italy

 

Colour

 

Red

 

Annual prod.

 

4.000 bottles in the good years only

 

 

 

 

Vineyard

Name

 

Foglio 29

 

Subarea

 

Cassine Superiore

 

Exposure

 

South

 

Area

 

2 Ha

 

Vines age

 

12 years

 

Breeding syst.

 

Guyot

 

 

 

 

 

Withering

 Method

  The clusters of grapes are carefully collected and dried in boxes, following a selection

  of the best grapes.

 

 

 

 

 

Harvesting

 Period

 

- September

 

 

 Method

  Manual collection in small drilled boxes

 

 

 

Refinement

 In bottle

  12 months in our wine cellars

 

 

 

Tasting

 Colour

  Ruby red, very intense and inviting

 

 Characteristics

  An explosion of fresh and dried fruits flavours with a touch of “Martine” pear jam

 

 

 

Suggestions

 Serving temp.

 

8 - 10°C.

 

 

 Matching food

  Excellent served with matured and blue cheeses, pastries or biscuits.

 

 

 

Specifications

 Alcohol

 

13,5 - 14% by vol

 


Foglio 16

 

 

 

"Foglio 16" is a red wine made with Albarossa, a black berry grape developed by Professor Giovanni Dalmasso over sixty years ago in Conegliano’s Experimentation Centre, creating an original Barbera for Nebbiolo vine variety.

Grape shape is medium and pyramidal, with a short stalk.
Single grape is small, short and elliptic.

Ideal wine for roasts, stewes, meats and cheese

Wine

Classification

 

Monferrato Rosso

 

 

Prod. area

 

Trisobbio - Cassine, Piemonte

 

Colour

 

Red

 

Annual prod.

 

14.000 bottles

 

 

 

 

Vineyard

Name

 

Foglio 16

 

Subarea

 

Cassine Superiore - Trisobbio

 

Exposure

 

South-East | South-West

 

Area

 

3,5 Ha

 

Vines age

 

8 years

 

Breeding syst.

 

Guyot

Collection

Harvest

 

 October

 

 

Mode

 

 Manual

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aging

 Mode

  18 months in oak barrels

 

 

 

Fine tuning

 In bottle

  6 months

 

 

 

Tasting

 Colour

 Ruby red, intense, violet

 

 Aroma

 Red berries, cherry and jam. Notes of vanilla liquorice  

 

 

 

Tips

 Serving temperature

+

16-18°C.

 

 

 Pairing

  Ideal for roasts, stewes, meats and cheese

 

 

 

Technical data

 Alcohol

 

14% vol

 

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