Vines and training: 100% Nebbiolo – Michet and mainly Lampia sub-varieties.
Guyot counter-espalier training system.
Growing location: Monforte d’Alba (CN).
Name of vineyard: Ginestra.
Vineyard exposure: south.
Type of soil: mainly clayey and calcareous, providing ideal water retention.
Altitude: 300 – 350 metres a.s.l.
Gradient: between 30 and 35%.
Age of vines: approx. 30 – 35 years.
Planting density: 4000 plants/ha.
Yield/hectare: 6 tonnes.
Harvest: picking by hand in the first ten days of October.
Wine-making process: the grapes are carefully selected to make a wine with great structure and longevity. Immediately after picking they are crushed and destemmed, followed by maceration for 18-25 days in special tanks to gradually extract the noble components in the skins. When the ideal rapport has been reached between the extracted tannins and colour, the wine is drawn off and the first rackings are carried out.