2018 Matunei Macaia Rosso

Piemonte, Italy

A stylishly rustic Nebbiolo, Barbera blend, yet at the same time easy going and irrepressible.



It's uncharacteristically 'tame' for lo-fi team Matunei. Delicious - get in there!

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About This Wine

From high up in the Monferratos hills above Asti comes this equal parts blend of Nebbiolo and Barbera from a young exciting Piemontese couple.

Savoury, dark, moreish and sweet, a wine of complexity and contrasting characters, the freshness of the Barbera, acting as a counterpoint and balance to the Nebbiolo structure. Simply delicious, a blend from an area that frowns on such things, from a couple who are quite happy to continue to buck convention.

About Matunei

A youthful wine label from young couple Alberto and Carla Brignolo based in Alfiano Natta, part of Piemonte’s Monferrato Casalese.

They work exclusively by hand to cultivate naturally, without synthetic chemicals, herbicides, and respect for the vintage and the territory. Growing Freisa, Grignolino, Nebbiolo, and Barbera all native to their region.

Born from the desire to rediscover new forms of sustainable agriculture, and so named because, ‘Matuné’ (little boy) in Piemontese dialect, is the affectionate way in which the old locals call Alberto.

Alberto and Carla on their farm
Alberto and Carla on their farm
Alfiano Natta, Italy
Additional Info

From The Producer

The grapes after harvest macerate on skins for about 15/20 days. Ageing takes place in steel tanks for 24 months and 4 months in old wood barrique and then an additional 4 months in bottle before release.

Blend : Nebbiolo (50%) Barbera (50%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

WWOOFers at harvest time
WWOOFers at harvest time
Matunei vineyard, Piemonte Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"A 50/50 blend of Nebbiolo and Barbera. Liquorice, thyme and oregano, ripe cherries. Fresh wine, but heaps of sandy chewy tannin, marzipan, sweet fruit with amaro bitterness. Bold, but lively, more tannin and nut praline in the finish of good length. Irrepressible. Rustic but clean. A bonus point for being so emphatic and different." Gary Walsh (Wine Front)


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