This wine borns at Bussia in Monforte d’Alba, where the particular mineral component of the terroir gives at the wine a great structure, an intense color, clear and enveloping tannins and a long and consistent aftertaste.
Ate the nose we can reconize the scent of red fruits such as raspberry and pomegranate very ripes are well blended with spicy and balsamic notes.
A wine that is adapt at the long evolution in the bottle, up to 25-30 years and more in the best vintages.
The annual production is limited at few thousands bottles.
Rootstock: 420 A/SO4
Bushiness: 4800 viti/Ha
Plant breeding: Guyot
Zone: Municipality of Monforte d’Alba (Cuneo) – Bussia, 300-350 m.
Area of the vineyard: 5.93 Ha
Year of planting: 1980/1998
The wine making
Fermented in steel and concrete tanks under strict Temperature control (30°C-32° C), post-fermentation maceration, racked after 22/25 days, decanted, and by maintaining the right temperature malolactic process is induced. A long period of maturation in big barrels on oak, thereafter a period in bottle to complete the aging.