Appellation: Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo
Production Zone: From a 1 hector single vineyard in the municipality of La Morra. Situated at the foot of a centenary Lebanese Cedar tree, on the highest South/West slope of Gattera cru. Old vines at 300 meters above sea level in rich and clay soil provide an ideal maturation for an austere and complex Barolo.
Harvest Period: Middle of October
Yield per Hector: 38 Hl / Ha – 5,000 bottles / Ha (2,000 bottles/Acre)
Vinification: Maceration takes place over 6-8 days in stainless steel tanks, followed by 10-12 days of fermentation. Wine is then drawn off into small French oak barrels to undergo malolactic fermentation.
Maturation: Aged slowly for 19-21 months in small French oak barriques.
Sensory Characteristics: Intense garnet red color. Warm and mature nose with notes of jam, raspberry, licorice, cherry and camphor. Soft mouth of remarkable structure with fine tannins and persistence.
Service Temperature: 16.5 °C / 60 °F
Average Life of Wine: Age-worthy wine that evolves slowly and continually in the bottle. Tremendous expression can be expected over decades. Timeless.
Food Pairing: An aristocratic wine that finds its ideal match in 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.
Average Annual Production: 5,000 bottles + magnum 1,5lt, 3lt, 5lt
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