La Maga

La Maga

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Grapes: Barbera

Production zone: Castello di Cigognola

Vineyard area: 4 hectares

Cultivation System: Guyot

Plant density: 5.000 vines per hectare

Productions per hectare: 5 metric tons

Vinification: Maceration of 15/18 days

Alcoholic fermentation: in stainless steel

Malolactic fermentation: For 12 months in French oak 620 litre barrels and then 24 months in the bottle

Alcohol content: 14,5% vol.

 

SENSORIAL ANALYSIS

La Maga di Castello di Cigognola is a wine which unites the softness and vivacity typical of barbera with elegant tannins. Deep ruby red in colour, the bouquet is fruity with hints of cherry, forest fruits and plums with additional spicy notes. Elegant, balanced and with a distinct personality on the palate.

 

Awards

Bibenda

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2015

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2014

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2011

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2009

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2007

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2006

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2005

 

Guida Vitae (Associazione Italiana Sommelier)

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2015

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2013

 

Viniplus (Associazione Italiana Sommelier di Lombardia)

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2014

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2013 +

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2011

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2010

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2009

 

Vinibuoni d’Italia (touring Cloub Italiano)

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2015 + +

 

Gambero Rosso

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2013

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2012

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2011

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2010

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2009

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2006

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2005

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2004

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2003

 

Guida Oro – I vini di Veronelli

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2014

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2013

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2012

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2010

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2009

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2007

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2006

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2004

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2003

 

Guida Essenziale ai Vini d’Italia

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2013

Oltrepo Pavese Doc Barbera La Maga 2011

 

Guides

Italian Sommelier Association

Duemilavini 2011

A dynamic, enterprising winery, it will soon have production stock of 250,000 units, with capacity to efficaciously handle extension of the offer outside Italy. Another innovation for the future is the production of a red from Nebbiolo grapes. The seedlings of this Piedmonts variety will soon be transplanted, to bring this business objective to life. Returning to the tasting, we note the elevated quality of the labels, distinguished by a precise style which sublimates the extractions and concentrations of this great, generous vine which, as the two wines demonstrate from the very first sip, can conquer many gaining eternal love.

OLTREPÒ PAVESE BARBERA 2007 (La Maga)
Typology: Red DOC – Grapes: Barbera 100% -Alcohol Content 14% -€ 21,50 – Bottles: 20,000 A goblet of concentrated ruby red. The decided, convincing bouquet is striking, with refined sensations of forest fruits preserve, sour black cherry, blueberry syrup, cassis and spiced with pepper, nutmeg, juniper berry and cocoa. A soft, bewitching weave on the palate, with succulent fruity returns, velvety tannin, warmth and optimal balance. The final persistent flavour of cocoa and slight mineral memories. Aged for a year in French oak barriques and large 6.2 hectolitre barrels. Jugged hare.

 

Duemilavini 2010

The second year in the Guide for this young company, distinguished by a relative contained yet attentive production. Gian Marco Moratti, a protagonist of the world of wine for some time, thanks to his support to the development of the San Patrignano community, guides this reality with the passion and ability which are signs of the family DNA; the technical support of Riccardo Cotarella, an oenologist of great experience both in Italy and elsewhere, does the rest. The Barbera Poggio della Maga 2006, in a year which evokes high class wines throughout the peninsula, is a whisker from the very highest recognition, revealing gifts or complexity and measure, and highlighting the expert hand of the company équipe which selected great woods for vinification to accompany rather than alter the complexity of this great grape.

OLTREPÒ PAVESE BARBERA POGGIO DELLA MAGA 2006
Typology: Red DOC – Grapes: Barbera 97%, Croatina 3% – Alcohol Content 14.5% -€ 21 -Bottles: 11,000 Impenetrable, dense ruby red. Evokes ample sensations of sour black cherry also in jam, wilted rose petals, sweet spices and thyme, then rhubarb, English sweets, cloves and cocoa. Elegant, gustative impact, warm with a good tannin weave and pleasant freshness to balance a soft pulpy structure. Fruity throughout and slightly balsamic at the end. Vinification in steel, then 12 months in large barrels and 18 months refinement in the bottle. Braised filet of beef with green pepper.

 

Class

La guida delle guide 2009

23rd place in the top 100 Poggio della Maga 2005

 

Luca Maroni

Annuario dei Migliori vini 2010

The best wine

Barbera Poggio della Maga 2006 – (96)
Consistency: 33   Equilibrium: 33   Integrity: 30

Sensations: Visual examination reveals the almost total consistency. The exceptional olfactive splendour is blended with a so powerful extractive mantle. The rapport is usually reversed: the greater the concentration, the lesser the purity. Not here qui. Here each thick pigment bringing its’ violet ink to the colour has a clear perfume, intense, free of any blots. Depth of colour alimenting the brightness, with dosage between fruited and spicy, a dosage between development and turgidity, which the great reds of the world rarely present enclosed in such an integral, minty cassis confiture. A sample of vineyard and oenological purity, of applicative technique truly pure. Even more definitively exceptional is its’ imperious mass, of the said fabulous clarity, in giving persuasive taste, embracing and weaving gustative suppleness. Such a rare gustative souplesse, of creamy persuasive softness. Hats off to this wine, absolutely one of the best reds of the year.

Annuario dei Migliori vini 2009

The best wine

Barbera Poggio della Maga 2005 – (96)
Consistency: 33   Equilibrium: 32   Integrity: 31

Sensations: immediately superlative, as it pours opaque and fills the glass with absolute colour. The black of the essential, lymphatic juice which a pigment touched by oxide renders bluish, blackish lost purple. Nose to match the heights of its unimaginable look: exception olfactive cleanness, of fabulous extractive potency. Each arch is black and carries colour as it falls, down the vertical wall of the goblet. A truly prodigious wine with a newness of blackberry, cleanness and potency of cassis, natural chroma of sappy strength of a first fruit. It has touched green wood, distinctly amenable, so much that alongside each spore of pulp, skin and tannin, there is another spore, minty, tasting of chlorophyll, which the base grape raises with vanilla to balsamic potency. A rare impression of purity, of integrity and or turgidity as unspoiled nature. Absolutely one of the best reds of the year, hats off.

 

Luigi Veronelli

I vini di Veronelli 2011

Oltrepò Pavese Barbera Dodicidodici 2008 

 

 

I vini di Veronelli 2010

Castello di Cigognola 2006 

 

 

I vini di Veronelli 2009

Castello di Cigognola -Poggio della Maga 5 

 

I vini di Veronelli 2008

Oltrepò Pavese Barbera

I vini di Veronelli 2008

Oltrepò Pavese Barbera

Oltrepò Pavese Barbera 2003 (premio con il sole)  

 

Gambero Rosso

Vini d’Italia 2011

The Castello di Cigognola, owned by the Moratti family, is a historic structure on the foothills dominating the plain of the Pò. Current production is limited to Barbera grapes declined in two different wines, one more aged with greater contribution from the wood and a younger one, but the director, Emilio De Filippi, and Gian Marco Moratti, with the supervision of Riccardo Cotarella, plan on progressively extending the range, using Pinot Noir and the classical method. For the third consecutive year the leading Barbera (simply called Castello di Cigognola, while in ’05 it was denominated Poggio della Maga; the same whichever) easily won Three Glasses. The stylistic characteristics of the ’07 are coherent with its’ predecessors: wood of excellent quality, very pleasant vanilla and spices which do not overwhelm the cherry and sour cherry fruitiness, slightly over mature, very long final with notes of cinchona and liquorice. Simpler and easier drinking the Dodicidodici ’08 Barbera, with very mature fruitiness.

Vini d’Italia 2010

The Moratti family has invested a great deal in the Castello di Cigognola, a splendid structure in the foothills overlooking the plain towards Milan. For now production is limited to two Barberas, one more aged and the other younger, but project for the future, with the direction of Emilio De Filippi and supervision from Riccardo Cotarella, look to planting Pinot Noir which, it is presumed, will deliver at least one red and one Classical Method which we await with great curiosity. The Castello di Cigognola ’06 Barbera, formerly Poggio della Maga, presents a strong, bright ruby colour, with woods of excellent quality which give a spicy, balsamic under-taste to a nose of “Barberesque” intensity, in which the red fruits stand out in sharpness and integrity. The equilibrium is what most astonishes the palate. Easily Three Glasses. The Dodicidodici ’07 Barbera tends more to the violet in colour and shares with the older sibling the integrity of the fruit at the forefront, the good acid support, the equilibrium and elegance, even though simpler and younger.

 

Vini d’Italia 2009

Cloaked in a thousand years of history, since it was acquired by Gian Marco Moratti, the Castello di Cigognola has also become a winery with significant investments and whose great potential is only now beginning to emerge. Under the supervision of Riccardo Cotarella, with the work of the good Emilio Defilippi, so far the company has only offer Barbera, two versions from this year, but the project also foresees the Pinot Noir and production of classical method spumante. Meanwhile, let’s enjoy this Barbera which, since the 2005 year is called Poggio della Maga. If the ’03 and ’04 easily reached the final, the ’05 vintage easily won the Three Glasses. To be sure, the style is not typically Oltrepò, yet it is difficult not to appreciate the bright ruby colour still with violet hints, the perfect use of the wood, the clearness and integrity of the forest fruits, the equilibrium of structure and the acid component, and indeed the long persistence on the palate. Also excellent the Dodicidodici ’06 Barbera, which, on its’ first appearance, conquers with its’ persuasive chocolate notes, the right acidity and the harmonious ensemble.

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