‘An absolutely traditional idea of Nebbiolo. Knowing the potential and sensitivity of this grape variety in its innate elegance and its capacity to express terroir, we seek great simplicity in vinification and great respect for its expressive potential. A Barolo style vinification that seeks not for a fresh and fruity style nebbiolo, but for a more austere wine. To me, as a wine producer, this grape offers the priceless opportunity to understand the territory and tannic austerity of Dogliani even better.’
Vineyard altitude- 400 mt. s.l.m.
Age of plants- 10-40 years
Aged- 2 years oak, 2 years bottle.
After the drawing the wine off the skins, it continues its refining in large Slavonian oak vats. The nebbiolo then remains on its fine lees, which are kept in suspension thanks to batonnage for the first 8 months. Malolactic fermentation is not encouraged in any way and it begins spontaneously the following spring. The nebbiolo, which is limpid thanks only to racking, is bottled without either clarification or filtration. Il Provinciale 2005 was bottled in summer 2007 and than refined in bottle for two years.
Soil- medium texture, prevalently limestone
Avarage planting density- 4000 vines per hectare