Gramolere is a cru in the municipality of Monforte d’Alba, situated between Gavarini and Bussia.
Its structure and character are considered synonymous with the Barolo of Monforte. Alongside these characteristics, the wine from this particular hillside expresses delicate scents of aromatic herbs that blend with classic and complex notes of leather and liquorice.
Municipality: Monforte d’Alba
Grape variety: Nebbiolo
Vineyards, Exposure and Altitude: Gramolere (South – South/West, 350-450 metres)
Average age of vines: about 30 years.
Total area: about 2 hectares
Soil: slightly sandy limestone
Harvest Period and Method: by hand, in October
Vine training and Density of plants: Guyot; about 4,200 vines per hectare
Fermentation and Maceration: 22 – 30 days in stainless steel tanks at a constant temperature of 28 – 30 °C (82,4 – 86 °F)
Ageing and Fining: 3 years in 20 – 40 hectoliters Slavonian and French oak casks, 2 months in stainless steel tanks and at least 6 months in horizontally laid bottles
Bottling period: at the beginning of the 4th year after the harvest
Longevity: 15 – 35 years
First year of production: 2001