Produced with Nebbiolo grapes from Vigna Merenda, in the hearth of Sarmassa area.
Altitude: 250m s.l.m.
Exposure: South/South West
Total Surface: 2 hectares
Soil: calcareous and clayey
Growing system and plant density: espalier with Guyot pruning – 5000 plants per hectare
Yield: 6,5/7,0 tons per hectare
Average age of the vines: 10/15 years
Harvest: manual in the first half of October
First Vintage produced: 1978
Bottles produced: 6000
Alcohol: 14% vol.
Vinification and ageing: maceration of about 50 days, refinement in 25 Hl barrels of Slavonian oak for 30 months and two years ageing in bottle
During harvest the four parcels of Vigna Merenda vineyard are vinificated separetly. After one year of refinement in wood, the four wines are blended and we decide the best blending right for obtaining an excellent Barolo, and for that produced only in the best vintage. Vigna Merenda is a traditional Barolo, a wine good for long ageing, which expresses at its best the characteristics of Barolo terroir. Thanks to its power and tannins balanced by an equilibrated harmony, it’s an extremely elegant wine. It’s more advisable to decant the wine for better exalting all the nuances of its aromas. The best match is with tasty meat main courses.