Geography: Piedmont, Italy
This wine is garnet red with ruby highlights; the notes of wood and hint of licorice prevailing on the nose are typical of the wines aged in the traditional local style.
On the mouth it is appealingly dry, with well-balanced tannins.
Ageing: 12 months in concrete tanks, 24 months in big oak casks of French wood
Farming: A practice of treatment of the vine similar to the French "Lutte Raisonee".
Producer's Notes: As far as treatments in the vineyard to combat major vine diseases “such as downy and powdery mildew“ are concerned, integrated pest management has been adopted by the estate for many years, in accordance with EC regulation 2078 regulating the use of chemicals and encouraging the use of natural, environmentally-friendly products.
Under this program supported by the Region of Piedmont, a specialist vine-growing technician keeps tabs on conditions by means of meteorological stations, and advises growers on the best time to carry our treatments.