A garnet red colour with a delicate, appealing, intense bouquet, reminiscent of violets and dry roses, alcohol-soaked cherries, vanilla, tobacco, truffles and pepper. The taste is full, robust, austere but velvety and harmonious.
The grapes come from vineyards on mid-altitude hills situated in Serralunga d’Alba, which are wholly owned by the Lanzavecchia family. The terrain is made up of calcareous marl.
|Wine maker notes
The hand-harvested grapes are destemmed and soft crushed. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Maceration lasts about 25 days.
The legally required ageing period is five years, and takes place in 30 and 50 hl Slovenian oak casks for about 4 years, after which it is finished in the bottle.
14 % Vol.
|Red meats, pot roasts and gamebirds, ripe cheeses.
18-20 C°. It is recommended to open wines an hour before serving.
|In long ago 1887, Daniele Lanzavecchia was born in a difficult land, outside Monferrato, near Alessandria. Times were hard, and two world wars in succession did not make life easy; but it was in those sad times that the idea of creating something took root.
Starting with a small vine cuttings nursery, so began the tradition and love of the Lanzavecchia family for this plant, which holds within itself a part of our civilization’s history and the eternal relationship between man and nature. Later it would be Pietro, Daniele’s son, who would realize that the area most suited for the cultivation of grape vines is the Langa.
It was here that in 1959 he created the company as it is known today, buying vineyards in Serralunga d’Alba, and later building the winery together with his son, Daniele. Nowadays it is the latter who runs the company together with his daughter Paola.