Designation: Barbaresco D.O.C.G.

Grape Variety: Nebbiolo, 100%

The grapes for this wine come from the MGA “Roncaglie” vineyard in the municipality of Barbaresco, which has always been recognised as one of the best areas in the homonymous winegrowing area. Limestone- and clay-rich soil; south/south-western exposure; approximately 280 m asl. The average age of the Guyot-cultivated vines is around 34 years, and there is a density of around 4600 plants per hectare.

Winemaking: Grapes harvested by hand on 7 October 2019. Alcoholic fermentation lasted around three weeks in a steel tank, in contact with the skins and with regular pump-overs. This period included a cold soak and a post-ferment maceration, involving the traditional submerged-cap method. Malolactic fermentation took place in wood.

Ageing: Around 30 months in large barrels and, for a small portion, barriques.

Description: Ruby-red colour, with subtle garnet hues. The nose is rich, potent and concentrated. Hints of ripe fruit emerge. On the palate, it is fresh and full-bodied. Notes of red and dark fruit (strawberry, blueberry and blackberry) emerge. The tannins are mature, soft, silky and well-integrated. The hint of almond on the finish is particularly striking. Overall, this is a beautifully balanced and refined wine.

Food pairings: Stewed meat, game, roasted meats, and strong mature cheeses.

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