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: 11 October 2017
Town: Serralunga d’Alba
MeGA (Cru): Lazzarito
Soil: Limestone and sandstone marl (Arenarie di Lequio) 21% Sand, 56% Limestone, 23% Clay
Maceration: 12 days
Aging: 30 months in a single 30 Hl cask
Bottling: 15 July 2020
Alcohol: 14,5 % vol
Total acidity: 6,00 g/L
Dry extract: 31 g/L
n 2017 the Lazzarito vineyard produced a wine of great depth and length with well–ripe and pleasant tannins, well integrated with the good structure that distinguishes the Cru.
This year we produced 2322 bottles, 150 magnums and 12 double magnums