Fabrizio Iuli: Malidea

HARD FACTS

WINE NAME: Malidea
PRODUCER: Fabrizio Iulib
VINTAGE: 2015
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
PRICE (ex. VAT): 237 SEK

Quick Facts

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.

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