The Merlot grapes are grown in a single block of just 2.5 Ha, planted in 2000 on south, south west facing slopes to encourage ripening. Cool nights on the hillside vineyards also encourages the development of fruity characters in the finished wine. The must is carefully fermented at controlled temperatures (26-28 degrees C) for 15 days to ensure plenty of fruit extraction. The wine is then racked at least twice before being transferred to barriques and traditional Piemontese tini (large conical wooden vats) for malolactic fermentation and maturation for 8-10 months.
An opulent nose with plum, blackberry and savoury spice characters. Full flavoured with layers of fleshy black fruit and toasty spice backed by firm, ripe tannins and dark chocolate notes on the finish.
Drink with grilled red meats, roast duck, rich stews or pasta with intense tomato sauces.