Grape variety: Barbera and Nebbiolo, respectively 20% and 80%.
The bunches of Barbera are medium and compact the shape is cylindrical-pyramidal. The raisins are rather big
of a blue-blackish colour.
Instead the bunches of Nebbiolo are small or medium, pyramidal-elongated, not too compact. The raisin is medium-small and the skin is consistent of a blue-blackish colour.
Vineyards location: Bric del Pin in the village of Santa Vittoria d’Alba. Sorì of Barbera and Nebbiolo; vineyard partially terraced to contrast the steep slope and consequently favour the transit of small tractors and stop the flowing of the water. The soil is mostly composed by marl with South East exposition.
Cultivation of the vineyard: the vines are grown with Guyot (VSP trellised) system.
Harvest: the grapes are collected by hand with accurate selection of the bunches.
Vinification: the grapes just harvested, arrive in the winery, where they are soft
pressed. The traditional fermentation is conducted in stainless steel thermo-conditioned tanks. Maceration lasts for around
8-10 days during which the wine is regularly recycled from the bottom to the top of the tank, to optimize the extraction
on the polyphenols.
Two years of aging, of which six months in oak barrels are essential to make this wine elegant and complete. The wine is then aged in stainless steel tanks before the bottling.
Alcohol degrees: 14% vol.
Colour: the garnet red colour dilutes becoming orange, reminding of clinker bricks.
Nose: the fragrance is intense and pleasant. The bouquet reminds of ripe fruits, like a jam of prunes and a clear scent of spices.
Taste: the taste is full and rich, full-bodied, pleasant and harmonious.
Serving temperature: 18 – 20 °C
Food matche: full-bodied wine, well-matches game, roasts and mature or hard pasted cheeses.