Colour: intense ruby red with garnet reflections
Composition: 100% Nebbiolo
Category: Barolo DOCG
Profile: the vineyard with south-east exposure is located at an altitude of 270-400 metres above sea level. The soil mainly consists of rocks with some sand and clay. The fermentation lasts 4-6 weeks in stainless steel barrels at a controlled temperature. The wine ages for 36-48 months in large Slavonian oak barrels.
Aroma: intense with a rich bouquet and hints of ripe fruit, hardwood and spices
Taste: distinct acidity and tannins with a long and slightly sweet finish
Alcohol content: 14.5%
A vineyard of exceptional value set in one of the most prestigious areas of the small hamlet of Perno in the municipal district of Monforte d’Alba.
An extraordinary colour of intense ruby red with pervasive garnet reflections indicating a young wine, not yet touched by the effects of the early years of maturation. A transparent and brilliant wine with a generous and noticeable formation of “church windows” and tears running copiously down the sides of the glass: an indication of its pronounced alcoholic strength and abundance of extractive substances.
The bouquet is self-assured, intense, pervasive and broad-based. It tells of delicate hints of ripened fruit, cacao, fine woods, mint and sweet spices.
In mouth, we experience an initial sensation of intense heat that is pleasing and almost sweet. A noble and austere wine thanks to the presence of mature tannins which blend well with its pronounced flavour and generosity. A note of excellence is provided by a slow development which promises and guarantees an extremely long life and further positive evolutions of its olfactory and in-mouth sensations, already quite remarkable.
An extraordinary wine of great structure, very well-construed and precisely orchestrated. The long, intense lingering of its aroma confers great class and nobility.
Municipality of production Monforte d’Alba
Grape Variety 100% Nebbiolo
Exposure: South-East Altitude (a.s.l.) 270-400 m Soil Tufaceous with layers of red soil, not easily worked. The subsoil is primarily made up of stone and detrital rock cemented more or less tenaciously by sandy and clayey components from the Langhian Stage of the Miocene Epoch
Training system Upwards-trained vertical-trellised with traditional Guyot pruning.
Age of the vineyard (years) 10/25 Plant density 4,000 plants Cropping level per hectare 68/72 ql grapes Processing Crushing/destemming, long submerged-cap maceration 4-6 weeks (based on the vintage) Vinification In stainless steel temperature controlled vats Maturation 6 months in steel vats Ageing 24/48 months in large Slavonian oak barrels
Bottle: ageing Up to 5 years
Alcohol by volume 14.5% Vol (based on the vintage) Acidity 5.4 g/l Sugars (Reducers 0.3-0.5 g/l
Characteristics A wine with a fairly marked and bright colour and tonality. Stable over time. Bouquet always very rich, intense and lingering. Sensations of great vinosity trade-off with notes of ripe fruit, hardwood, spices and licorice. Great inner-mouth warmth; acidity and tannicity always stand out but tend towards sweet. Very long, lingering aromatic finish and great ageing prospects Serving temperature 18°-20°C Recommended pairing Excellent with roasts, game
AVAILABLE VINTAGES : 2009/2008/2007/2006/2005/2004/2003/2001/2000