MALVASIA DI CASORZO “DOLCE
STIL NOVO” DOC: 100% Malvasia Rossa.
The grapes come from a single vineyard, covering 3.7 acres that is entirely dedicated to Malvasia Rossa, the area’s unique native
grape. Vinification takes place in autoclaves. Cryomaceration lasts for two weeks followed
by the first racking where the wine is stored at 32°C until it is bottled. Fermentation in the
bottle lasts one month and is stopped when the wine achieves 7% alcohol. The wine is aged in stainless
steel for two to three months in autoclaves. Light ruby red with cherry reflections. The nose is aromatic, floral, and
reminiscent of fresh rose petals. Fizzy and fragrant, with fruit flavors that sweetness cleanses rather than cloys on
the palate. A crystal-clear finish.
Estate-bottling began in 1973 under Amilcare Gaudio.
Amilcare also renovated the estate and built a state-of-theart winery. Today, his son Mauro runs the winery. Mauro
works side-by-side with his wife, Gabriella, and his daughter, Beatrice.
Bricco Mondalino takes its name from the highest point in the Mondalino hill, bricco or bric meaning hilltop in the
local dialect. Today the vineyards cover 44.5 acres, all in elevated, sunny positions on white calcareous terrain, rich in
fossilized seashells and marine deposits. The vineyards enjoy a favorable microclimate and good rainfall (approximately
16 inches per year). Bricco Mondalino focuses on producing native varieties and has an average production of 100,000
bottles per year.