Cerequio is an amphitheater of vines on the Langhe terrace, between Barolo, Castiglione Falletto, and Monforte, protected by cold winds.
Its soil made of sand (20%), loam (50%), and clay (30%) produces tannic, solid-bodied, and powerful wines. The vineyard is located at a height of about 320 m (1050 ft.) a.s.l. and has an eastward sun exposure. The olfactory bouquet of this cru is rich and complex: the dominating scents are cherry, violet, and balsamic notes, as well as refined hints of vanilla, liquorish, dried rose, and tar.
|Grape varietal||Nebbiolo 100%|
|Production area||municipality of La Morra – single vineyard Cerequio|
|Age of vines||over 20 years|
|Soil type||calcareous with 20% sand, 50% limestone, 30% clay|
|Alcohol content||14.5% by volume|
|Colour||garnet red with orange reflections in the ageing|
|Bouquet||notes of violet, cherry and balsamic nuances of vanilla and liquorice|
|Taste||intense, elegant and persistent, with notes of red fruit and, with ageing, tobacco and leather|
|Vinification||fermentation at controlled temperature for 20 days|
|Suggested serving temperature||16°/17°C|