50 year old vines from two vineyards. Rich, perfumey, structured. The one.
Grape variety: Nebbiolo
Appellation: Barolo D.O.C.G.
Location: La Preda vineyard (clayeymarl rich soil dating back to Tortonian era) in the village of Barolo; Sarmassa vineyard (clay and sand-rich soil dating back to Helvetian era) in the village of Barolo
Vineyard Age: La Preda 1965, Sarmassa 1973
Farming practices: hand harvest
Vinification: Soft pressing of the grapes and maceration on the skins at a controlled temperature for 12-15 days with regular punchdowns.
Aging: After drawing off and the first rackings, the wine is aged in Slavonian oak casks and small 500-litre barrels made of new French oak (Allier) for around 2 years. It completes its maturation in stainless steel, prior to bottling without filtration; the bottles are then stored lying down for at least 6 months before labelling and shipping.