Appellation: Denominazione di Origine Controllata

Varietal: 100% Barbera

Production Zone: From the blend of grapes from various vineyards of the Monfalletto Estate in Lamorrese and Roero. Differing altitudes and exposures lend to a complexity of aromas. Varying ages of vines, from clay and sandy soils.

Harvest Period: End of September / Beginning of October

Yield per Hector: 53 Hl/Ha – 7,000 bottles/Ha (2,800 bottles/Acre)

Vinification: Fermentation for about 20 days with skin contact for 7-8 days in stainless steel and frequent pumping over. Malolatic fermentation in wood until December.

Maturation: In different French and Slovenian wood casks for about 7-8 months. Bottled in the beginning of the summer and released on the market after a few months.

Sensory Characteristics: Intense violet color. Mature fruit, cacao, prune, spicy, fragrant nose. Full and fresh mouth. Very soft tannins.

Serving Temperature: 16 °C / 59 °F

Average Life of Wine: Medium life span. Expresses itself best in the first 4-5 years of life, but enjoyable until about 10 years.

Food Pairing: Classic pairing with Piedmont mixed boiled meats, cooked salami with lentils, vegetable flan and the traditional “bagna coada” (warm dip or fondue).

Average Annual Production: 40,000/45,000 bottles + magnum 1.5lt

Suggested Wine Glasses: bicchiere_vino