Designation: Barolo D.O.C.G.
Variety: 100% nebbiolo
First vintage produced: 2012
Harvest time: third week of October.
Vinification: from grapes coming from the single vineyard in the Bussia MGA and in particular from the Corsini locality. The vines are guyot trained and have a density of 5000 plants per hectare. The age of the vineyard is 18 years. The soil is calcareous-clayey with brownish marls and is exposed to the south-west. The grapes are only destemmed and then left to ferment in steel tanks for about 3 weeks at 27°C. The wine remains in the tanks in contact with the skins for a further 4 weeks in post-fermentation maceration using the ancient submerged cap method. After racking, the wine remains in steel tanks for malolactic fermentation and is then transferred to barrels.
Ageing: 24 months in large oak casks and 12 months in cement tanks.
Description: intense garnet red colour. The nose, initially austere, recalls complex floral and red fruit notes, liquorice, spice and tobacco. The palate is fine with sensations of ripe red fruits. The taut and compact tannin makes the wine very classic. Vibrant and vertical acidity. Extremely elegant and refined.
Food Pairings: fresh pasta with meat sauce or truffle. Roasted or braised red meats. Game. Long-aged cheeses.