Production Zone: A single proprietary (2.2 hector) vineyard in the Villero cru, in the municipality of Castiglione Falletto. (Therefore outside the municipality of La Morra) It is one of the most historical and prestigious hillsides of Barolo appellation. The vineyard is differentiated by calcareous and micronutrient-rich soil. Particularly compact clay, elevated average age vines and southern exposure at an altitude of 300 meters above sea level results in a powerful, complex wine.
Harvest Period: Middle of October
Yield per Hector: 37 Hl / Ha – 4,900 bottles / Ha (2,000 bottles/Acre)
Vinification: Maceration for 6-10 days in stainless steel with an additional 10-12 days of fermentation. The wine is then transferred to small French oak barrels to undergo malolactic fermentation.
Maturation: Ages slowly for about 20 months in small French oak barrique.
Sensory Characteristics: A Barolo of high standing, both austere and complex. Deep red garnet in color. Delicately spiced bouquet (notes of eucalyptus, licorice and menthol), mature fruit (liqueur soaked cherries, blackberries and prunes) and hints of violets and medicinal herbs. Powerful on the palate, lightly acidic and fresh. Lasting finish.
Service Temperature: 16.5 °C / 60 °F
Average Life of Wine: Wine of longevity that evolves slowly and continually in the bottle. Tremendous expression over decades. Timeless.
Food Pairing: An aristocratic wine that finds its ideal match with game, jugged hare, braised beef, chamois, roe deer, wild boar, venison, and pigeon. Superb with dishes garnished with white truffles from Alba, like cardoon flan with fondue and duck ravioli..