In this wine, Barbera connects the Langhe and Roero like a thread that is interwoven in the glass to combine the essence of two neighbouring, yet – as always happens – very different areas. In fact it is a blend resulting from vineyards located on both the left and right sides of the river Tanaro. A wine that becomes the fil rouge or common thread linking two great winegrowing areas, a wine that can be no other colour than red.
Bottle sizes: 75 cl
Vineyards: various, located on the hills of San Rocco Seno d’Elvio in Alba, and partly in the hills of the Roero, in Guarene
Varietal composition: 100% Barbera
Harvest period: early October
Vinification and ageing: crushing of the grapes, and fermentation on the skins in steel.
The wine evolves for 6-8 months in steel, followed by several months of ageing in the bottle, stored horizontally in underground cellars.
Colour: an intense burgundy with ruby highlights
Nose: fruity notes of blackberry, plum and jam, hints of rose petals, and a slightly spicy overtone.
Taste: full-bodied, warm and well-structured, with a long aromatic finish.
Food pairings: cured meats and cheeses, hot and cold starters. It goes well with both well-structured first courses and delicate white meat mains.