Municipality of production: Castiglione Falletto
Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Exposure: South-West Altitude (a.s.l.) 240-320 m
Soil:Calcareous, comprised of blue-gray marl of marine formation of Miocene origin (Langhian Stage of the Miocene Epoch in the Cenozoic era).
Training system Upwards-trained vertical-trellised with traditional Guyot pruning.
Age of the vineyard (years): 35 Plant density 4,000 plants Cropping level per hectare 75/80 ql grapes
Processing Crushing/destemming, vinification with fermentation in stainless steel temperature controlled vats with long submerged-cap maceration for 4 to 7 weeks, depending on the vintage. Natural malolactic fermentation at temperature 20°C. Storage in stainless steel for 2/4 months. Ageing 24 months in Slavonian oak barrels Refinement 4/6 months in stainless steel and minimum six months in the bottle
Alcohol by volume 14.5 % Vol (based on the vintage)
Acidity 5.4 g/l Sugars (Reducers) 0.3-0.5 g/l Organoleptic characteristics The color of this wine astounds due to the intensity of the garnet and ruby reds that shine. Its alcoholic strength stands out in an abundant formation of church windows and tears. The characteristics of this grape variety include a rich and lingering bouquet, amplified by elegant sensations reminiscent of black cherry and delicate floral nuances. With time, estery sensations develop with hints recalling resin and sweet spices.
Serving temperature 16°-18°C
Recommended pairing: Excellent with roasts, game