L'Armangia Pacifico Monferrato is a beautiful red blend of Nebbiolo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Freisa, Albarossa and Barbera from this appellation in Piedmont. Outside of the town of Canelli in Asti, Piemonte, lies the estate of Ignazio and Giuliana Giovine known as l'Armangia. This area has become famous for the quality of their Barbera d'Asti and Moscato d'Asti. The vineyards are located on the surrounding hills with SE and SW exposures. The soils are comprised of mostly limestone. Natural fertilizers with grass grown between the vineyard rows keep things as natural as possible. Though organic practicing they are not certified. L'Armangia wines are always estate grown using hand-harvested fruit.
Pacifico Monferrato can last from 8 to 12 years, depending on the vintage and proportionally to alcohol, extract, color and acidity. It is crimson red in color, changing to garnet red after 5-6 years of ageing. This big red offers a bouquet of dark currants and violets, with licorice notes. Complex with a good structure, it displays good tannins and a remarkable balance. It pairs well with lamb, game, red and grilled meat.