Appellation: Barolo Bussia Docg
Municipality: Monforte d’Alba
Grape: 100% Nebbiolo
Surface area: 0.6 ha in the “Bussia” sub-zone, Fantini vineyard
Vineyards: “Fantini” in the Bussia sub-zone, with south-westerly exposure, average altitude 450 metres above sea level, characterised by Diano sandstone from the Tortonian period with a high sand content.
Year planted: 2007
Vine training system: Guyot
Vine density: 5000 plants/ha
Yield: 6.0 tonnes/ha
Vinification: The grapes are harvested by hand into crates and sent immediately to be vinified. After destemming-crushing and the start of fermentation, floating cap maceration begins, with daily pumping over for about 20 days. After the first racking necessary for the decanting of the young wine, malo-lactic fermentation takes place. The ageing process progresses with 32 months in 26 hl French oak barrels. This is followed by bottle ageing.