Barbaresco D.O.C.G.

Grape varietal: 100% Nebbiolo.

Location: municipality of Neive, Serraboella vineyard; plot 18, sub – plots 47, 54, 660, 661, 665.

Soil: calcareous, sandy loam composition.

Exposure: South.

Altitude: 280 – 300 m.a.s.l..

Slope: 30%.

Cultural notes: vineyard planted in 1969; Low guyot pruning system with planted density of 3500 vines per hectare. Organic growing.

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 15 – 30 days, frequent basting of the skins.

Fining: 2 years in medium sized (15-30 hl) oak barrels with the minimum amount of racking necessary. Bottle aged for at least 12 months.

Organoleptic characteristics:

COLOR: garnet red.

NOSE: pleasing and intense, hints of violet and liquorice with ripe red fruit notes.

MOUTH: dry full and velvety; balanced and persistent tannic structure.

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