Prunotto Mompertone 2009
Deep ruby-red in color with purple highlights. Richly fruity aromas of plums and cherries with notes of violets, coffee, and spices. The palate is ample, dense, full with soft tannins, elegant, and long. It is an excellent match with meat dishes, pot-au-feu, or fresh cheeses.
60% Barbera, 40% Syrah. The 135-acre Prunotto estate is located in Alba, in a rolling plain surrounded by the vineyards of the Langhe and Roero regions. It is immersed in a countryside which seduces with the natural beauty of its surrounding hills, alternating with small, sloping valleys which are gently woven between the hillocks. In 1922, Alfredo Prunotto along with his wife, Luigina, purchased a struggling cooperative winery, Cantina Sociale ai Vini delle Langhe, and renamed it to Prunotto. The winery became famous very quickly and began exporting wines throughout the world. When Alfredo retired in 1956, he gave the company over to his friend, Beppe Colla, who was first aided by Carlo Filiberti and shortly after by his brother Tino Colla. In 1989, the Antinori family began a collaboration with the Colla brothers, at first handling distribution then later in 1994, when the brothers retired, getting directly involved in the production process. Led by Albiera, Marchese Piero Antinori's oldest daughter, the Antinori family has moved the winery forward by investing in vineyards, equipment, and varietal assessments, making Prunotto the success that it is today.