HARD FACTSWINE NAME: Malidea PRODUCER: Fabrizio Iulib APPELLATION: Vino Rosso GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Nebbiolo FERMENTATION TANKS: 3,000 Liter Stainless Steel YEASTS: Natural MACERATION: 3 Weeks MALOLACTIC: Done AGED IN: French Barrels AGED FOR: 28 months CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14% TOTAL PRODUCTION: 3500 Bottles ALTITUDE: 300-500 SOIL: Calcareous Clay YEAR PLANTED: 2003 DENSITY: 6,000 vines/hectare YIELD: 1.5 kg per plant VOLUME: 750 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6 BOTTLE SEALING: Cork
Malidea means ‘Bad idea’ in Italian, and is the name of the hill between the Nebbiolo and Barbera vines.
We call this wine the ‘rock star’ of the bunch!
The Wine’s Story
Malidea means ‘bad idea’ in Italian. Fabrizio has a sense of humor that he brings with him in the vineyard and cellar, and when he found out the name of the hill seperating his Barbera vineyards from this Nebbiolo…
vineyards was named such, he thought it would have a great double meaning, in his words; ‘Whats a better name for a wine to share on a first or second date!’The Nebbiolo vineyard was planted in 2003, so Fabrizio’s idea was to add his old vine Barbera to this young fruit to give it some backbone and strenght. The marriage of Nebbiolo and Barbera is also nothing new. The acidity and powerful bright fruit that the Barbera brings, together with the Tannins and aromatics of the Nebbiolo makes for a perfect wine marriage… and an ageing potential ‘di paura.’
After 4 vintages of blending these two varieties, we will finally see Fabrizio’s dream of producing a 100% Nebbiolo from Monferrato come true with the 2010 vintage.