The 2018 winter was long and with a lot of rain. This played an important role in re-esthablishing the water balance after the heat of 2017. Spring had a slow start and only in mid-July the temperature did rise significantly. This allowed for a fast ripening without however anticipating the harvest that enjoyed a very favorable September. Infact the climate of September and early October allowed us to leave the grapes on the plant longer where necessary. 2018 has been defined as a “traditional harvest” with great balance of its components.
Harvest: 9 October 2018
Village: Serralunga d’Alba
MeGA (Cru): Lazzarito
Soil: Limestone and sandstone marl (Arenarie di Lequio) 21% Sand, 56% Limestone, 23% Clay
Maceration: 16 days
Aging: 30 months in a single 2000 Lt cask
Bottling: 8 July 2021
Alcohol: 14,50 % vol – Total acidity: 5,71 g/L – Dry extract: 30,7 g/L
Austere tart, grafite and struck match nose explode on the first nose of this renomated South-Ovest exposition vineyard, rounded by a bouquet of poppy seeds and carnation flowers. Figs, cherries and persimmon jam in an infusion of lavender, black musk and bergamot dive you in the sinuous and deep layered expression of Barolo. Linear rich and ripe firm tannins with a balsamic gentian, sweet raisin, gentle dried tobacco and fresh fern. In 2018 we’ve produced 2.224 bottles.