We grow the Nebbiolo grapes used for this wine in the area of the Municipality of Monteu Roero, on a surface of 2.00 ha.
Medium consistency; limestone and sand are predominant.
From 220 to 310 m asl.
Guyot, with its form modified as a small arch.
During the vegetative cycle, we carry out all the works in the vineyards with great professionalism and respect for the environment and the landscape. Therefore, we avoid weeding and follow the integrated control method against potential diseases. In order to obtain best quality grapes, during summer clusters undergo a thinning process, according to the specific ripening ability of each vine.
In normal vintages, we harvest the grapes for this wine at the beginning of October.
In the cellar, after the crushing and de-stemming processes, the red must starts its fermentation (with skin contact) in stainless steel and cement containers that have a capacity of 50-100 hectolitres. This maceration period lasts for 10-12 days.
After the draining off process, this wine is left for at least 12 months firstly in durmast barrels, which have a capacity of 40 hectolitres and are 15-20 years old, and then in stainless steel containers for ageing.
Bottling of this wine usually takes place in Summer, the year after the harvesting of grapes.
After the bottling phase, this wine is left for at least 6 months in bottles that are laid down in underground cellars.
The average annual production for this wine is 12,000-15,000 bottles.
This wine has an intense and pleasant garnet red colour, with ruby-red highlights. Its perfume is fruity, with hints of wild strawberries, raspberries and cherry (and of their respective jams). Spicy (like pepper and cinnamon) and ethereal hints are subtle. The taste of this wine is large, warm and full: it has a long persistence and a really delicate final bitterish hint.
It’s a wine for fancy occasions: it perfectly matches with sapid dishes, in particular with meat and ripened cheese.
Storing this wine is in an underground cellar, with a constant temperature and without any light or noise favour its ageing.