The original name of this vineyard was Brinate. The vineyard is in the township of La Morra and covers a total surface area of 25 hectares (62 acres) with a sun exposure facing south. A reduced amount of sand (25%), and a higher loam (45%) and clay (30%) content impart scents of violet and small red fruit, balsamic tastes, and pleasant spice notes of clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg to this special Barolo.
When the wine ages, it takes on notes of tobacco, rose, liquorish, and – in the best of vintages – even truffle. Its finesse and elegance are due to its alkalinity and calcium content.
|Grape varietal||Nebbiolo 100%|
|Production area||municipality of La Morra – single vineyard Brunate|
|Age of vines||20 years|
|Vineyard exposure||South, South-East|
|Soil type||calcareous with 25% sand, 45% limestone, 30% clay|
|Alcohol content||14.5% by volume|
|Colour||garnet red with orange reflections|
|Bouquet||intense with notes of violet, balsamic and small red berries|
|Taste||intense, elegant and persistent, with nuances of red fruit, tobacco, liquorice and with ageing truffles and cinnamon|
|Vinification||fermentation at controlled temperature for 20 days|
|Suggested serving temperature||16°/17°C|