Produced only in exceptional vintages, this wine is composed of Barbera from the municipality of Castelnuovo Calcea. The 2.5-acre vineyard is located on the top of the highest hill of the La Court estate and has an exposure of 360 degrees. The soil is astiane (meaning from Asti) sand, a calcareous clay marl of sedimentary marine origin with a good presence of lime and sand, and rich in microelements, particularly magnesium. The vines, planted in 1964, are thinned of excess bunches at the end of summer, leaving 5-6 bunches per vine on average. Hand harvested grapes are fermented in oak vats for approximately 20 days with the skins. Aged for a minimum of three years, the wine spends 2 months in oak barrels.