VARIETALS AND PERCENTAGE: barbera 100%
GROWING LOCATION: La Morra
AVERAGE AGE OF VINEYARDS: 25 years
POSITION: facing south-west
AVERAGE PRODUCTION/HA: 6.5 tons
COLOUR: deep ruby red when young, tending to garnet on ageing.
BOUQUET: strong vinous nose, showing plums, blackberries and spices mixed with shades of vanilla and top quality wood.
TASTE: dry, with body, fairly marked acidity, and light tannins; full and well-balanced after adequate ageing.
GASTRONOMIC COMBINATION: hot Piedmontese starters, particularly flavoursome pasta dishes, braised meat and game, and matured local cheeses.
RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18-20°C. Its aromas will develop to the full if it is decanted one hour before serving in large-bowled glasses, which will then allow all its qualities to be enjoyed.