The wine can last from between 5-6 to 10-12 years, depending on the vintage and proportionally to alcohol, colour and acidity.
Deep Ruby red with purple tones changing to garnet red after a long ageing.
The bouquet is remindful of stone-fruit, strawberries, plum and almonds. Bloody and spicy notes.
Tasty and full-bodied, occasionally crisp, it is tannic in its juvenile stage.
When young, it harmonizes with red and grilled meat; later, with game, roast and cheeses.
Serving temperature: 17-19°C.
Total alcohol: 14-15% vol.
The grapes Albarossa 100% come from our estate vineyards at an altitude of 250 m a.s.l.. The hillside, a 10% slope, has a North-East exposure. The soil is markedly alkaline, poor in organic substances.
The site is characterized by a strong temperature range, while the surrounding skyline ensures long exposure to sunlight, causing early ripening.
The vine planted is Albarossa, a variety obtained in 1938 by crossing Chatus (also known as Nebbiolo di Dronero) and Barbera.
The grapes obtained from this vineyard are rich in polyphenols, sugar, acidity and fruity flavours.
Harvest & winemaking
The beginning of harvest can fall between Sept. 20th and 10th, based upon the weather pattern of the season.
Traditional vinification in steel and oak vats is immediately followed by the storage of the product in oak casks having a capacity of 2,050 litres each, for a 14 months period.