Place of origin: Neive and Neviglie – Estate-owned vineyards
Total estate-owned vineyards: 4.78 ha.
Altitude: From 200 to 380 m. above sea level
Exposure: South, South-West
Soil: Tortonian, rich in calcareous blue marl
Plants per hectare: from 3900 to 6500 (approx.)
Vine training system: Guyot with 10-12 buds
Harvest: by hand into perforated crates of about 25 kg
Average production per hectare: approx. 90 hl.
First year of production: 2017
Vinification: each grape variety undergoes alcoholic fermentation separately in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 28°C for 15-20 days.
When non-DOC/DOCG wines are drawn off, they are transferred to other 80-100 hl wooden barrels where malolactic fermentation takes place.
The five different types of wine are subsequently blended in a steel tank and then the final wine is transferred to a French oak barrel, where it ages for nine months.
Colour: brilliant ruby red with dark purple highlights.
Bouquet: rich in red berry fruits, plum jam, cherries in liqueur, with subtle scents of vanilla, black pepper, and blackberry and blackcurrant jam.
Palate: velvety, full and very harmonious. This wine’s outstanding smoothness is due to rather contained acidity and a mature, unaggressive tannic structure.
Pairing: pasta, rice dishes, grilled red and white meats and mature cheeses. It is ideal with both Italian and international cuisine.
Bottle sizes: 75 cl.
Alcohol content: from 13.5 to 14% vol.
Bottles per year: about 35000