Piemonte DOC Cortese

Monolite is our renaissance Cortese. It is the first label that we produced, a symbol of Hic et Nunc’s new vision of Monferrato: purity in variety, respect for tradition, “naked” vinification, respecting the needs of each individual grape variety.

The grapes come from a single vineyard on the Mongetto hills, Bussone, whose soil is characterised by white marl that exalts the pleasant minerality of the wine. Ageing takes place in steel, apart from a small percentage that is aged in barrels for a few months; a technique that allows the original fragrances of the grape to be preserved while lending the wine increased structure. Monolite is rich, enduring and opulent, an optimal balance of fruitiness and freshness, capable of ageing and evolving over time in tertiary tones such as flint and hydrocarbons, as well as notes of citrus. A journey of surprises through the infinite expressive potential of the Cortese variety.

100% cortese



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Grapes carefully selected and hand-picked from a single vine in Bussone, the vineyard that stretches from the winery to the Bricco plot, at an altitude of approximately 280 metres and with southern exposure. The land is perfect for exalting the fragrances and mineral notes of the Cortese grape: hard and compact white tuffaceous marl, poor in organic substances but rich in microelements.
Light pressing of whole bunches and grape cooling. 7 days’ fermentation at controlled temperature with selected yeasts.
90% of the Cortese mass is aged in steel on its lees, while the remaining part (approximately 10%) is aged in 2.25-hectolitre barrels. The steel-wood mix maintains the original fragrance of the grape intact, helping the wine to develop a decisively more complex and profound structure.
Straw yellow in colour. It has an excellently intense fragrance of fresh fruit and white blossom, with notes of pear and peach. It is fresh on the palate, with good levels of acidity; tangy and soft.
0.75 l
7-8° C
Fish dishes, pastas and risottos and white meats.

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