The original and more common name to define this vineyard in La Morra is Brinate, extending across 25 hectares (about 62 acres), equal to nearly 60 giornate (“days”, an ancient unit of measure used in Piedmont to this day), with a magnificent southern sun exposure.
The lower sand concentration gives the wine less intense fragrances, with evident fruit notes and spice notes of clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
As the wine ages, the fine grain of the soil gives it notes of tobacco, rose, and liquorish, whilst in vintage years it highlights notes of truffle and tar at the nose.
Its alkalinity and high calcium concentration make it refined and elegant. Finally, the high grade of loam and clay, microelements, potassium, and magnesium, convey a less intense and bright color, but a considerable polyphenol concentration.
The Barolo di Brunate may thus be defined a particularly balanced wine in terms of the diverse, intense, and enveloping olfactory component, and the structural component boasting a strong body, tannin content, and alcohol concentration.
Location: La Morra
Surface of the sub-area: 25 ha (61.8 acres)
Average height: 300 m (984 ft.) a.s.l.
Sun exposure: South/South-East
Soil composition: 25% sand, 45% loam, 30% clay
Particularities: the lower sand concentration provides the Barolo di Brunate with elegant scents, including clear fruit notes and spice notes of clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg.