The 2017 vintage was warm and dry. The slight vegetative advance coincided with a particularly intense spring frost that effected many parts of Europe. This was the first cause if quantity decrease. The scarcity of rainfall was the second cause. At a physiological level the plants have exploited the little rain at the beginning of September to the fullest, and therefore on average the grapes are smaller and more concentrated with a perfect even ripening.
Harvest: 28 and 29 October 2017
Village: La Morra
MeGa (Cru): Santa Maria, Serra dei Turchi
Maceration: 12 days
Aging: 35 Hl big cask
Aging duration: 30 months
Bottling: 13 October 2020
Alcohol: 14,50 %
Total acidity: 5,83 g/L
Dry extract: 31,3 g/L
This wine is the result of a selection of grapes from vineyards planted around our cellar, all located in the municipal area of La Morra. The particularity of these soils, of relatively young origin compared to the rest of the Barolo area, gives wines with considerable readiness from the first years of aging. This type of soil always gives excellent aromas, which in 2017 fully reflect the pleasantness of the Nebbiolo grape.
In 2017, we’ve produced 7513 and 150magnums.