Varietals: 100% Nebbiolo. Rootstocks 3309-C, Gloire de Montpellier, 101-14, Gravesac, Rupestris du Lot.
Vineyards: The grapes for this wine come from the Ormeggio and Castagnola vineyards in Lessona in the Orolungo region, the Covà vineyard in Castello and the Monfalcone vineyards. Plant density 5.000 vines per hectare.
Soils: In the Lessona vineyards, soils comprise marine sands from the pliocene period on igneous rock, mixed with more recent glacial sediment. The soil is acid (pH 4.5 - 5.5) rich in minerals and trace elements including iron, manganese, aluminium and zinc.
Altitude: 290-350 metres above sea level.
Harvest: The grapes are hand picked into small boxes.
Vinification The grapes are sorted while on the conveyor belt, then destemmed and gently pressed then fed by gravity into the fermentation tank. Fermentation with natural yeasts in open topped wooden fermenters. Skin maceration lasts 21 days, with regular punching down of the cap. The wine then remained 18 months sur lie.
Ageing The wine ages in barrels and oval 15 hectolitre casks for 32 months. Bottling: August 2016. Further ageing in bottle for some time before release