The grapes that make this wine are grown in six different vineyards from three different areas and two different soil types – Helvetian and Tortonian. Four vineyards are in Barolo, on chalky, Tortonian soils, facing either south-east or south-west, with vines planted between 1968 and 2004. Here the chalky soil results in delicately aromatic wines, with high acidity and red berry characters.
The vineyards planted in Novello and Sinio are on Helvetian soils, giving wines with ripe, black fruit characters, balsam and minerality, with more tannins. The vineyard called Piedicucche produces the fleshiest wines whereas the Bertoni vineyard gives wines with the darkest, most graphite aromas of all.
Ruby red in colour this wine shows herbal notes and perfumes of roses and berries. The flavours are fresh, the structure is well-balanced and the elegant tannins lead into a long finish.