Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Growing location: Barolo - Liste Vineyard
Soil: calcareous and clayey marl, rich of sedimentary clay
The 2010 vintage endured a particularly long, hard winter which lasted until the beginning of March. The beginning of the summer was distinguished by plenty of rainfall. Mild temperatures at the beginning of August were lower than in the years that had gone before. A rise in daily temperatures was noted through the last ten days in August and the month of September, with excellent variations between daytime and night temperatures making a fundamental contribution to the properties of the grapes. Without question, the Nebbiolo responded sublimely, demonstrating a great acid, full body and an incredible attitude for long aging.
Winemaking: regular fermentation for about 12 days at controlled temperature (at first 22-25°C and at the end 29-30°C), followed by submerged cap maceration for 30 days with a stable temperature of 22°C. After the racking off started the malolactic fermentation and it lasted 15 days at 22°C.
Aging: four years in Slavonia oak casks (4500L) with a further refining in bottle for 6 months.