Wine: Barolo d.o.c.g.
Municipality of production: Castiglione Falletto.
The hillside where our Nebbiolo vines are located is divided by a fissure running from the top of the hill all the way down to the valley below, creating two zones. The area to the right of the town of Castiglione Falletto is the one of the historical centre around the castle, while to the left of the main road leading to Castiglione is “Pernanno”, with a south-east exposure. The yearly temperatures, rainfall and other weather condition will determine the amount of Barolo produced
Grape: Nebbiolo for Barolo
Alcohol content: 14,5% – 15%
Vineyard area: 2 hectares
Soil type: clay with high loam percentage
Farming system: Low-Gujot
Average age of the vines: 40/60 years
Planting density: 4000-4500 plants per hectare, “old vines”
Time of harvest: around the last week of October
Maximum yield: 80 quintals per hectare, depending on the thinning
Production containers: stainless steel tanks
Aging containers: 225 liters French oak barrels; the percentage of new and used containers is determined
after the wine’s health and analytic assessment once it has finished fermenting. The period of permanence in the barrels also depends on the structure that the wine shows during ageing. The product specification currently calls for an ageing period in oak of at least 24 months
Clarification and filtration: none
Bottling period: summer of the second year or spring of the third year after the harvest
Number of bottles produced: 5.000
Packaging: 6 – 12 bottles cartons
Suggested food pairing: main courses and cheeses
Colour: deep burgundy red
Nose: very intense flavors that struggle to emerge in the first years (distinctive of a Nebbiolo coming from a very strong land). The body is characteristic of very important years, with a thick tannic texture which betters with a few years of aging in the bottle.