San Lorenzo is a hill in Verduno next to that of Monvigliero, with the same type of soil, but slightly less elevated and not quite so steep.
The wine that originates here is considered finer and more “feminine”. A very complex and balanced Barolo that brings out the typical floral sensations of the Nebbiolo grape. The palate is elegant and harmonious with tannins that are usually quite sweet and smooth.
Grape variety: Nebbiolo
Vineyards, Exposure and Altitude: San Lorenzo di Verduno (South, 240-260 metres)
Average age of vines: about 30 years
Total area: 0,8 hectares
Soil: limestone and silty
Harvest period and method: in October, by hand
Vine training and Density of plants: Guyot; 4,500 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: 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: in at the beginning of the 4th year following the harvest
Longevity: 15 – 30 years
First year of production: 1997