Dal 1870 produttore Vini Superiori
Grape varietal: 100% Nebbiolo.
Location: municipality of Monforte d’Alba, Bussia Soprana vineyard; plot 3, sub – plots 89 p., 91 p., 96, 97.
Soil: Saint Agata Fossil Marl; calcareous, sandy loam composition soil.
Exposure: South – West.
Altitude: 270 m.a.s.l. .
Slope: 20 – 30%.
Cultural notes: 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 cask 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: intense, hints of dried rose, licorice, tobacco and leather.
MOUTH: dry, robust but velvety; complex tannic structure and long finish.