- Fruit sourced from 100% Cru vineyards: 60% from Roncaglie and 40% from Starderi
- An elegant and spicy, red-fruited Barbaresco
- Built for the long-term but offers immediate pleasure
100% destemmed. Open ferment, No post ferment soak. Elevage in old oak, over 10 years old, 300ltr barrels. Barbaresco can only be released on the 3rd January following harvest, giving the wine approx. 27 months total aging. David ages his wines for 24 months in barrel (legally it only needs be 12 as a minimum) then 3 months in bottle. The two Cru’s give of course differing characteristics to the overall wine. David explains that Roncaglie is picked significantly later than Starderi, South West facing, a little more shaded so longer hang time & more ferrous soils = Dark fruits, more masculine tannin. Starderi is South facing, ‘classic’ Barbaresco soil of sand, silt and clay but full of Calcium carbonate/Calcareous given the village was formerly the seabed.