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: 22 September 2017
MeGA (Cru): Mosconi
Soil: Limestone and sandstone marls, loam / silty texture with 31.3% Sand, 53% Silt, 15.7% Clay
Maceration: 12 days
Aging: 3 small barrels of 228lt and t years old
Aging duration: 30 month
Bottling: 13 July 2020
Alcohol: 14,50 % vol
Total acidity: 6,28 g/L
Dry extract: 30,6 g/L
This year produced 1136 bottles, 25 magnums and 3 double magnums. We planted Mosconi in 1998 and for a long time we used its best offers for our Barolo Serre. This large vineyard expresses itself with a deep and velvety structure.