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This single-vineyard Barolo grows on a hillside facing from south to south-east over quite unique scenery in Perno, an old isolated outlying district of Monforte d’Alba which has almost become a village in its own right. Here the sandy-clayey soil is formed deep down of very compact layers of grey marl, alternated with layers of sandstone incorporated into deposits of reddish yellow sand. The traditional style fermentation lasts around 15-20 days, and is followed by 36 months in medium-sized Slavonian oak casks, bringing the best out of the elegance and class provided by this very special corner of the Langhe.
The result is a very open, fragrant, appealing wine with a powerful, yet well-balanced bouquet. Deep, bright ruby red in colour, it has a pervasive nose showing hints of roses, raspberries and underbrush, slight vanilla and liquorice overtones, and notes of amaretto and tobacco. On the palate it is full-bodied, with tannins that are very dense and biting, yet never aggressive, showing the wine’s considerable breadth and consistency. It makes a perfect match for meat and game, and its fragrance is set off perfectly by typical Piedmontese-style antipasti.