Dal 1870 produttore Vini Superiori
Grape varietal: 100% Nebbiolo.
Location: municipality of Monforte d’Alba, Bussia Soprana vineyard; plot 3, sub – plot 90.
Soil: Saint Agata Fossil Marl; calcareous, sandy loam composition soil.
Exposure: South – West.
Altitude: 270 m.a.s.l.
Slope: 20 – 30 %.
Cultural notes: vineyard planted in 1983, with planted density of 3500 vines per hectare ; low guyot pruning system. 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: 3 years in medium sized (15-30 hl) oak barrels with the minimum amount of racking necessary. Further maturation in demijohns or in cocrete tank. Bottle aged for at least 12 months.
COLOR: garnet red with orange hues.
NOSE: intense, hints of dried rose, licorice, tobacco and leather; as it ages it acquires spicy notes and goudron.
MOUTH: dry, full, austere but velvety, persistent.