WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    60% Barbera, 40% Syrah
  • APPELLATION
    Piedmont, Italy
  • ALCOHOL
    14.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

92pts James Suckling: A wine with lots of attractive ripe fruit and spices such as black pepper and cloves. Full body with soft tannins and a juicy finish. Lightly jammy but round and delicious. Drink now. A blend of barbera and syrah.

90pts Vinous: Prunotto's Monferrato Mompertone, an unusual Barbera/Syrah blend, has been terrific since its first vintage, and the 2011 is no exception. Dark red and black fruit, smoke, tobacco, tar and lavender meld together in an imposing yet impeccably balanced, harmonious wine loaded with personality. Today the 2011 is still quite primary, but it will develop further complexity with time in the bottle. Best of all, the 2011 is a fabulous value.

The winery is named for Alfredo Prunotto who bought a struggling Piedmont cooperative winery in 1923 and made it his own. Under his leadership, Prunotto wines established an excellent reputation for quality and were among the very first in Piedmont to be exported abroad. Although Alfredo sold the winery upon his retirement in 1956, his legacy continues today with the Antinori family. The Antinoris have moved the winery forward by investing in vineyards, equipment and varietal analysis, carrying on Alfredo's legacy and making Prunotto the success that it is today. The Prunotto wines are truly outstanding wines that marry quality, authenticity and a Piedmont identity in every glass.

TASTING NOTES 

Mompertone has a ruby red color with violet reflections and has a bouquet rich in fruit, especially plum and cherry, with aromas of spices and coffee. On the palate, the wine is very smooth, and rich in soft, elegant, and persistent tannins.