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: 29 September 2017
MeGa (Cru): Monvigliero
Soil: Limestone and sandstone marl, loam/clay texture with 22.6% Sand, 46.3% Silt, 31.1% Clay
Maceration: 14 days
Aging: 30 months in a single already used tonneaux
Bottling: 13 July 2020
Alcohol: 14,50 %
Total acidity: 6,1 g/L
Dry extract: 30,3 g/L
This vintage produced 594 bottles, 30 magnums and 3 double magnums. The particularly typical hints ofvineyard reveal a great pleasure. Dominated by its delicate minerality, it is the most elegant cru in the Barolo area.