90% Nebbiolo, 10 % Vespolina
VINEYARD Grapes for this wine are grown in the Ormeggio, Castagnola and Belvedere vineyards in Lessona in the Orolungo region. They are also grown in the 45-90 year old Madonna degli Angeli vineyard in Brusnengo in the Forte region (it is included in the Bramaterra DOC). In Lessona, soils comprise marine sands from the pliocene period on igneous rock, mixed with more recent glacial sediment. The soil is acid, rich in minerals and trace elements including iron, manganese, aluminium and zinc. Soils in the Madonna degli Angeli vineyard are composed of pebbles on a base of igneous rock which is close to the surface and veined with china clay.
VINIFICATION The grapes are sorted while on the conveyor belt, then de-stemmed and gently pressed then fed by gravity into the fermentation tank. Skin maceration lasts 12 hours. The wine then remained 3 months sur lie. Further ageing in bottle for some time before release.