The vineyards lie on the steep, southwest facing Langhe hillsides. Grapes are harvested an average of 10 to 15 days later than normal, resulting in extremely rich musts high in sugar and lower in acidity. Temperature controlled fermentation is followed by malolactic fermentation and aging in French Allier and Slavonian oak followed by additional aging in bottle.

90 Points
2017 vintage
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2017 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2017 vintage was characterized by a long summer with very little rain. Therefore, agronomic practices were adapted in the vineyards that allowed us to preserve humidity in the soil and freshness of the grapes. Exceptional work was done to oxygenate the roots: the leaves in front of the bunches are not removed to prevent risk of burns and delaying of the clusters thinning operations took place in late summer. The climate in the autumn was characterized by cool nights and warm days leading to perfect ripeness of the grapes one week early than the classic harvest time.
Tasting Note
Noble complex ethereal notes, wild fruit and spices .Taste is ample, aristocratic, remarkable fine tannins with long finish balanced full of flavor.
Food Pairing
This is a great wine for roasts, large game such as wild boar and venison and game birds such as pheasant, quail and partridge.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Nebbiolo
APPELLATION: Barbaresco DOCG
PH: 3.6
ACIDITY: 5.7 g/L
ABV: 14.08%
AGING: The wine was aged for 2 years, 18 months in casks, followed by refinement in bottle
Unique Selling Points
  • It is a very Aristocratic and elegant Barbaresco
  • The grapes arrive from great vineyards in Barbaresco and Neive
  • Low yield in vineyards, traditional aging in large oak, allow to show an authentic Barbaresco with silky tannin also when get out on the market

About the Grape

Nebbiolo
Young Nebbiolo can be tough, acidic and tannic; but mature, its blackberry and wild cherry flavors and aromas develop complex and sublime violet, rose petal, truffle and tar notes.
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