The Monvigliero hillside was already highly rated one hundred years ago by all Barolo producers.
A wine with a beautiful colour of garnet red, with inviting ruby red reflections. Pervasive and lingering ‘church windows’ and tears accentuate its perfect clarity.
A bouquet that is elegant, intense, pervasive and lingering. Hints of wilted rose, autumn leaves, sweet tobacco and spices are clearly perceivable.
On the palate, it reveals a great structure, together with pleasing sensations of intense heat. A well orchestrated savoury flavour provides freshness, while sweetish tannins confer a note of interest. Its taste spectrum is enhanced by slight hints of chocolate, ripe fruit and spices. A wine of great balance, with the power to excite and satisfy the most discerning consumer.
Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Exposure: Aspect South East, South West Altitude (a.s.l.) 280-320 m Soil Fairly loose, formed by light, fine and fairly dry marls. From a geological standpoint, it is from the Tortonian age
Training system: traditional Guyot pruning
Age of the vineyard (years) 20 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 stainless 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: It displays a quite beautiful colour, never too intense, but very stable over time. The bouquet is rich, spacious and quite lingering. It recalls fresh fruit, small fruit in particular, inner-mouth spiciness, mountain hay and autumn leaves. Excellent structure; balanced tannicity and acidity extremely pleasing, just like the great wines with long ageing. It is a wine worthy of the fame it has always enjoyed
Serving temperature: 18°-20°C
Recommended: pairing Excellent with roasts, game