Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo.
Vineyard of origin: “Serra” vineyard, in the Perno area in the municipality of Monforte d'Alba (Cuneo). The vineyard faces southeast and extends for about a hectare.
Harvesting: Late October, when fully ripe.
Winemaking: Traditional extended maceration. Fermentation on wild yeast takes up to 30 days, at room temperature and in steel vats, with remontage to break up the submerged cap.
Ageing: After the natural clarification, refinement lasts for about 24 months in Slavonian oak barrels of medium capacity (30-50hl). The wine is then bottled and continues ageing for more than 24 months before commercialization. The wine is neither filtered nor fined; a thin sediment is possible and decanting is recommended.
Color: Extremely clear, garnet red with orange reflections.
Aroma: Undergrowth, definitely intense.
Taste: Full-bodied, elegant, black berries, with long finish.
Serving temperature: 18-20° C; 64-68° F.
Food pairings: Lamb and beef dishes, stews, game and aged cheese.