Orientation: South- Southeast Exposition at an altitude of 280-310m. It extends over 10 hectares.
Soil: Hills formed in the interglacial stage by the Monte Rosa moraine (the second highest in Europe). The soil is very rich in minerals thanks to the considerable crumbling of the rocks due to the age of the morain.
Viticulture: Manually harvested in the second half of October. Counter espalier with Guyot pruning.
Vinification: Grapes were destemmed adn delicately pressed keeping the rolls of the destemmer sufficently distant from each other in order to avoid the ill-treating of the grapes as much as possible. After the fermentation at 28-30 degrees Celsius, two pressings a day were carried out in ordeer to favor the extraction of the anthocyans and the polymerised tannins from the skins, which give that characteristic velvety, sweet and at the same time austere taste to this wine.
Aging: In Spring it was transferred to oak casks and kept there until the bottling.
Production: 10,000 btls (750's) produced.
- licorice, cedar and tobacco are expressed with elements of burliness and rusticity. There is more than enough depth to fill out the wine's broad shoulders. Still, what comes through most is the wine's virile, imposing personality.
Publication: Other Press
Rating: 91 (WE)
Aromas of underbrush, game, crushed rock, allspice and dark berry lead the nose. The palate delivers dried black cherry, grilled herb, anise, a hint of game and black pepper alongside brooding but refined tannins. It has a mineral-driven finish and surprising freshness for this warm vintage. Drink through 2019.