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VINEYARD LOCATION: The vineyard is located on a natural terrace on top of Briona’s hills. The vines are exposed to the sun light all day long until the sunset, and benefit from the breeze coming from Monte Rosa. This microclimate, with a big temperature gap between day and night enhance the aromatic profile of the grapes. The soil is layered, with clays on the surface and pebbles and sand underneath.

VARIETY: Nebbiolo 70% and Vespolina 30%, training system: Guyot.

HARVEST 2013: Grapes were handpicked on the 18th of October, using baskets of 20kg maximum each, to preserve the grapes conditions before the arrival at the cellar. The vintage climate was characterized by a rainy spring followed by evenly hot summer with peaks in temperatures through July and August, September and October brought with them some fresher nights which resulted in ideal conditions for the ripening of the grapes.

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR: intense ruby red.

AROMA: characteristic, with hints of violet, roses, almond and berries.

TASTE: full-bodied and dry. Tannins are powerful but well combined and Vespolina gives to the blend a nice spicy note.

FOOD PAIRINGS: Very good pairing with braised game and aged cheese. Serving temperature suggested: 20°C.