Grape variety: Nebbiolo
Area of origin: Municipality of Neive – Estate-owned vineyard – Cottà
Total vineyard surface: 0.74 ha
Altitude: 190-345 metres above sea level
Google Earth Coordinates: 44°42’59.45”N 8° 5’36.24”E.
Soil: Tortonian soil rich in quite compact blue marl.
Plants per hectare: from 3800 to 5000.
Vine training system: Guyot with 7-8 buds.
Harvest: By hand into crates of approx. 20 kg.
Yield per hectare: 55 hl. per hectare
Vinification: in oak barrels at 28°C for 15 days
Ageing: 50% in French oak barrels for three years, 50% in Slavonian oak barrels for three years
Colour: garnet red with dark veins.
Bouquet: liquorice, red berry fruits, cinnamon, cloves, strawberry, violet and cherry jam.
Palate: full and enveloping, with an aftertaste of ripe fruit.
Pairing: structured red meats, mature cheeses, game, dishes featuring truffle, dark chocolate.
Serving temperature: 18° – 20° C
Alcohol content: 14 – 14.5% vol.
Bottles produced: about 5500
Bottle sizes: 75 cl.
Note: made in particularly good or excellent years only. As in the past, the Barbaresco wines made from the Cottà cru are among the finest in the whole of Neive.