Monvigliero hill is historically recognised as the “grand cru” of Verduno and one of the most representative of the entire Barolo area. Our vineyard is over 35 years old and is situated at an altitude of about 320 metres, facing south.
It produces an austere but elegant wine, distinguished by aromatic complexity and depth of flavour.
Grape variety: Nebbiolo
Vineyards, Exposure and Altitude: Monvigliero (South – South/West, 250-310 metres)
Average age of vines: above 50 years
Total area: about 1,4 hectares
Soil: limestone and silty
Harvest period and method: by hand, in October
Vine training and Density of plants: Guyot; 4,500 vines per hectare
Fermentation and Maceration: 22 – 30 days in stainless steel tanks at constant temperature of 28 – 30 °C (82,4 – 86 °F)
Ageing and Fining: around 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 following the harvest
Longevity: 15 – 35 years
First year of production: 1978