I.G.T. Hills of Limbara - 2011
The vineyards are located near the village, on a hill approximately 500 meters above sea level.
The soil is derived from a breakdown of granite with the presence of basalt and other effusive rocks; machined in the spring and summer and has a sandy texture.
The vines are grown on trellises, and are spur pruned 100 cm apart and 180 cm between the rows; fertilised in the autumn with composted organic fertilisers.
After the blossoming of the flowers and the fruit set the excess shoots are eliminated, and before the fruits change colour the bunches are thinned.
In the spring the vines are treated with pesticides - copper salts and sulfur, rarely systemic.
The average production is less than 70 quintals per hectare.
The cellar is a cutting-edge facility, built entirely with stainless steel materials and equipment.
It is located on the site of the vineyards to allow the freshly picked grapes to be worked on immediately.
The harvest is manual, the wine is made by de-stemming and crushing the grapes, fermentation is at a controlled temperature (25-28° C) with selected yeasts.
The maceration process of the grapes lasts for about two weeks. The wine is then racked off of the gross lees and undergoes malolactic fermentation.
The wine is then left to rest in stainless steel tanks for at least a year, then filtered and bottled cold.
The bottles are kept in the cellar for about 3 -5 months before being sold.
100% nebbiolo with a ruby red color with a hint of garnet, tannin with hints of ripe fruit.
The taste is elegant and generous. This wine compliments meat, fresh and mature cheeses.
Recommended serving temperature 14-16° C.