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Ancient white grape variety cultivated since 1400 in the Roero.

For centuries vinified sweet or in vermouth version, it experienced a period of splendor linked to the European royal courts, and then risked extinction towards the early 1900s when, due to its difficulty in being cultivated and poor yield, it was almost abandoned in favor of more generous and easier to grow grape variety such as Chardonnay.

Since the late 60s of the twentieth century, it has experienced its rebirth and enhancement, thanks to dry and pure winemaking. Today, it is the Piedmontese white wine par excellence.

Docg since 2004, production is allowed in the municipalities of Canale, Corneliano d’Alba, Piobesi d’Alba, Vezza d’Alba, Baldissero d’Alba, Castagnito, Castellinaldo, Govone, Guarene, Magliano Alfieri, Montà, Montaldo Roero, Monteu Roero, Monticello d’Alba, Pocapaglia, Priocca, S. Vittoria d’Alba, S. Stefano Roero and Sommariva Perno.

VINTAGE PROFILE

Spring frosts, partially aecting some of our vineyards, reduced yield. The rest of the season was
mostly hot and dry, producing an excellent ripeness of the fruit at harvesting time, capitalizing on the
water reserves accumulated thanks to the snow falls during winter.
The vintage has been rated 4 stars, close to excellence in quality.

VINEYARD

Located in the Roero; 0.45 hectares, South West exposure, 270 meters above sea level Average age 9 years.

HARVEST

The harvest, in small containers, is done by hand in the coolest hours of the day.

VINIFICATION

Destemming and transfer to the press,
where the soft pressing is made.

FINING

For 3 weeks in temperature controlled stainless steel vats.

The wine then rests on the lees for 5 months in stainless steel vats.

After bottling the wine is kept for not less than 30
days before release.

ALCOHOL CONTENTS

13,5%

NUMBER OF BOTTLES PRODUCED

6,720 in 750 ml bottle.

ORGANOLEPTIC FEATURES

Intense straw yellow color. Delicate bouquet with notes of exotic fruits, ripe pear and acacia honey. In the mouth it is soft, with a pleasant freshness in the aftertaste.

PAIRINGS

It is recommended served cool (10-15 degrees), ideal with fish appetizers, light first courses, risotto, asparagus. Thanks to its flavor, it also goes well with oriental cuisine.

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