An outstanding, big red wine crafted from a strict selection of overripe Barbaresco Nebbiolo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Barbera d’Alba grapes grown on vineyards located in the communes of Treiso and Barbaresco . Attentively vinified, with a lengthy maceration on the skins, this is the only wine in our selection which is aged in new small barrels, and it shows great structure and considerable alcohol.
GRAPE-VARIETIES: 80% Barbaresco Nebbiolo - 10% Cabernet Sauvignon - 10% Barbera d’Alba (percentages vary depending on the vintage)
SOIL: clayey calcareous
COLOUR: deep ruby red, with nice garnet highlights that become more noticeable on ageing
NOSE: intense, expansive, complex and tending to ethereal, with elegant woody overtones which are very appealing and long-lasting
TASTE: dry, smooth and well-balanced, with great structure and a long aromatic finish
MATURING IN OAK: from 9 to 12 months in small barrels
CELLAR LIFE: this is a fairly long-lasting wine; stored lying down in a cool environment, a good vintage can keep for more than 10 years.
PAIRINGS: grilled and big red meats, any kind of game, and tangy and mature cheeses.
RECOMMENDED GLASS: balloon; best decanted prior to serving to let the wine breathe and offer up all its fragrance.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18-20°C.