These two Nebbiolo vines come from the vineyards in Novello and are between 350 -400 meters above sea level. The soil is marl and clay with good permeability and en excellent south exposure. The two Cru’s Ravera and Cerviano Merli make an excellent Barolo with the typical characteristics of these vineyards.
TRAINING SYSTEM AND VINEYARDS
The vineyard is composed exclusively of Nebbiolo, with Italian cloning material (10 % Michet, 80% Lampia, 10% Rose ) The training system is Guyot with 4.700 vines per hectare. The vineyard is certified organic and the yield is 70hl per hectare.
Traditional vinification for 20 days at a controlled temperature of 30/35°C with several pump over’s during the day to optimize colour extraction. After a rest in stainless steel for 4 months the wine matures in French oak casks for 2 years, and then is left in the bottle in our underground cellar at a constant temperature of 16 °C until sold.
An intense ruby red colour with orange brick reflexes that become apparent after a few years of aging. On the nose evident red fruit, strawberries, cherries and black forest fruits. A little white pepper on the nose is evident, which is a characteristic of this specific area of Novello. Warm vanilla sensations in the mouth, red fruit, dry and soft with wrapping sweet tannins. Slightly spicy notes mingle with the red fruit making this wine uniquely elegant.
Excellent with red meats, and game, roasted meats and stews. An excellent meditation wine. After ageing this wine pairs remarkably with dark chocolate and chocolate puddings.