Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo.
Area of origin: municipality of Neive, Serraboella vineyard, map sheet no. 18, particles 47, 54, 660, 661, 665.
Altitude: 300 m.s.l.m.
Cultural notes: vineyard planted in 1969; grown organically. Planting sixth of 3500 plants per hectare; low espalier Guyot training.
Harvesting period: first ten days of October; harvest by hand with careful selection of the bunches.
Vinification: soft pressing and de-stemming of the grapes; static fermentation in oak vats with indigenous yeasts selected from the grapes of our vineyards; subsequent maceration for about 30 days with frequent spraying of the skins.
Aging: in medium-sized French oak barrels (15-30 hl) for 2 years with a minimum of essential decanting. It does not undergo any type of clarification and chemical-physical stabilization before bottling. Elevation in the bottle for at least 12 months.
Color: garnet red with orange reflections.
Bouquet: pleasant and intense, reminiscent of violet, licorice, with notes of ripe red fruit.
Taste: dry, velvety, with a fine and persistent tannic structure.
Food matches: roasts, grilled meats, braised meats, game and aged cheeses.
Serving advice: it is preferable to enjoy it in large glasses that promote oxygenation and enhance its aroma. We recommend serving temperature of 18 ° C. Since it has been a Barbaresco for some time in the bottle, it may have a slight sediment on the bottom so it is advisable to decant.
Preservation method: keep the bottles horizontally in rooms at a constant temperature as far as possible and away from light sources.
LAST AWARDS WON
93 Wine Enthusiast points
92 points Vinous Antonio Galloni