Nebbiolo grapes reach their finest expression in Barolo, a traditional wine that offers the best representation of Italy’s oenological heritage in the world.

Characteristics:

Appellation: Barolo Docg
Municipality: Monforte d’Alba
Grape: 100% Nebbiolo
Vineyards: Le Coste di Monforte d’Alba, east/south-easterly exposure, at an average altitude of 400 metres above sea level, the last hills of Barolo towards Serralunga. Soil consisting of sandy Sant’Agata fossil marls from the Tortonian period.
Fantini vineyard in Bussia, west/south-westerly exposure, average altitude 450 metres above sea level, Bussia sub-zone. The soils are made up of Diano sandstone.
Year planted: Vigna Fantini Bussia 2007 – Vigna Le Coste 1982
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 wine then spends 30 months resting in 30 hl French oak barrels. This is followed by bottling and bottle ageing before release for sale.