The Dolcetto for this wine is sourced from both the Paje and Carso vineyards in Barbaresco.
Paje is particularly rich in calcareous marl soil with a high content of active limestone. Carso sits next to the fortresses of Barbaresco, facing East, with limestone clay soil and a significant presence of sand.
Hand-harvested in September. The vines for this wine have a minimum age of 45 years.
Fermented lasts for ten days in large french casks with a pied de cuvee made with indigenous yeasts. Submerged cap maceration then follows for 90-100 days.
The wine then ages in neutral french oak botti for approximately one year.
This is a big, dense and chewy style, boasting blackberry, black currant and violet flavors, supported by a firm, muscular backbone, finishing long. Drink now through 2022. 1,113 cases made. - BS
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