Production area and characteristics
The grapes come from vineyards on mid-altitude hills situated in Serralunga d’Alba, which are wholly owned by the Lanzavecchia family. The terrain is made up of calcareous marl.
Yield per hectare
The hand-harvested grapes are destemmed and soft crushed. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Maceration lasts about 25 days.
The legally required ageing period is five years, and takes place in 30 and 50 hl Slovenian oak casks for about 4 years, after which it is finished in the bottle.
A garnet red colour with a delicate, appealing, intense bouquet, reminiscent of violets and dry roses, alcohol-soaked cherries, vanilla, tobacco, truffles and pepper. The taste is full, robust, austere but velvety and harmonious.
Red meats, pot roasts and gamebirds, ripe cheeses.
18-20 C°. We recommend uncorking the bottle an hour before serving.
14 % Vol.