Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Vineyards: located in the best crus of the winery, in the district of San Sebastian in the commune of Monforte d'Alba
Altitude vineyards: between 350/400 meters above sea level
Soil composition: clay – calcareous
Vineyard exposure: south and southwest
Vine growing: traditional guyot
Max production per hectare: 70 quintals per hectare
Vinification: the vinification is carried in stainless steel tanks with the submerged cap system and the maceration of the skins lasts 13 to 17 days. The temperature of fermentation is monitored and maintained around 28 ° -30 ° C. The malolactic fermentation takes place at the end the alcoholic fermentation and when the racking is completed.
Aging: The aging lasts 32 months of which 24 are in large Slavonian oak casks, 2
months in stainless steel and 6 months in the bottle for proper development of the product before being place on the market.
Tasting notes: powerful, austere and elegant wine .The colour is garnet, the
nose is fragrant when young with sensations of rose, violet and rhubarb with age evolves into notes of spice, black pepper and truffle. The mouth is very powerful, balanced and with a very persistent finish.
Alcohol: from 13.5% to 14.5% depending on the year
Serving suggestions: goes well with meat dishes, spicy and savoury courses, seasoned cheese
Longevity: 10 to 20 years