14 vineyards situated in the municipality of Barbaresco. The land, at a height between 250 and 330 metres above the sea level, covers a surface of 21.4 hectares. The plants are 40 years old on average.The grapes coming from each single vineyard, seprately undergo fermentation, maceration and ageing in oak for 12 months. Then they are blended and further aged in oak for another 12 months.
Throughout 2013, the weather was generally colder than normal, and there was abundant rain from spring to summer. After the warm and dry 2012, these cool, humid conditions greatly helped the soils. We consider 2013 a great, classic Piedmontese vintage, both in terms of temperature ranges and harvest timing. The April and May rainsslowed down the blossoming by at least two weeks, and the cool summer maintained this trend. These conditions allowed for a slow and constant ripening of grapes along with an intense concentration of flavours and acidity. Starting in September, temperatures and sunlight increased, leading to a favorable concentration and perfect phenolic maturation. THe harvest of Nebbiolo began on October 22nd. The weather conditions during the picking were characterized by bright, sunny days and a strong diurnal temperature variation. The grapes entered the cellar in perfect condition and showed great ripeness and freshness, with approriate alcohol potential.