Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
|Vineyards||selected grapes bought in|
|Soil||calcareous – clayey|
|Fermentation||in steel for 12-15 days at a controlled temperature, with traditional pumping of the must over the cap.|
|Maturing||matures for at least 24 months in wood, with 60% in French oak barrels holding 225 litres and 40% in casks of Slavonian oak holding 25 hl.|
|Appearance||deep garnet red with varietal orange hues.|
|Nose||intense fruit and spices conjuring up red berries and jam. Typical hints of roses and violets, at times with notes of tobacco, leather and liquorice.|
|Taste||full-bodied and intense, soft on entry and developing a nicely tannic, smooth structure.|
|Pairings||egg pasta dishes, red meat, game and mature cheeses.|
|Alc. by vol||14,5%|
|Serving temperature||17–18 °C|
|Nebbiolo harvested on vineyards facing south, south-east in the Barolo winegrowing area. The vinification – traditional in the typical meaning of the word – ends with a period of ageing (24 months) in wooden barrels of varying capacities.
Bright garnet red, with aromas of withered roses, cherry and wild blackberries. Well-balanced and tight on the mouth, with overtones on the finish reminiscent of liquorice and tobacco. At the table it pairs nicely when young with a creamy Castelmagno and porcini mushroom risotto. After years in the bottle it sits perfectly with a dish of tagliatelle pasta with a mallard ragout. Lovers of seafood will not be able to resist it matched with stewed dried cod with potatoes.