Dal 1870 produttore Vini Superiori
Grape varietal: 100% Nebbiolo, Michet, Rosè and Lampia clones.
Location: municipality of Barolo, Castellero vineyard; plot 7, sub – plots 176, 177, 197.
Soil: Saint Agata Fossil Marl; calcareous with silty clay loam composition.
Exposure: South – West.
Altitude: 270 m.a.s.l..
Slope: 20 – 30%.
Cultural notes: vineyard planted in 1978 by massal selection of the ancient Nebbiolo clones; low guyot pruning system with planted density of 3500 vines per hectare. Organic farming.
Harvest period: first half of October; hand harvested with careful selection of the clusters.
Vinification: soft crushing of the grapes with de-stemming; static fermentation in oak casks with indigenous yeasts; maceration for about 15 – 30 days, frequent basting of the skins.
Fining: 30 months in medium sized (15-30 hl) oak barrels with the minimum amount of racking necessary. Bottle aged for at least 12 months.
COLOR: garnet red.
NOSE: ethereal, mineral, hints of ripe red fruit, dried rose and underwood.
MOUTH: dry, savoury and velvety; rich in elegant tannins of ripe fruit