Vine: Cortese 100% from select grapes harvested from vines of the high hills of Tortona
Exposure and altitude: south-east, 250-300m above sea level
Soil characteristics: calcareous-clay
Cultivation system: Guyot (5,500 plants per hectare)
Vine age: up to 20 years old
Yield per hectare: 5,000 kg/hectare
Harvest: early October, harvested by hand into small wooden baskets
Vinification: after soft pressing, the must ferments at a controlled temperature (16-18ºC) for about a fortnight. After racking off, the young wine is refined on its fine lees for at least six months; it takes another two months after bottling for the wine to be ready for sale
Alcohol: 12-14° % vol.
Colour: light straw yellow with greenish hues
Nose: intense, long, constant and persistent with hints of meadow and almond flowers and sensations that range from full-fruit to flower as it evolves
Palate:very typical according to the very best tradition; with hints of flint and walnut and with a pleasant sweet almond aftertaste in the finale

Serving suggestions: an excellent accompaniment to the whole meal. In addition to typically being served with fish, shellfish and seafood, as all white wines, it also goes well with cheese, white meats, fine poultry and light roast dishes. Perfect as an aperitif or after-dinner drink
Packs available: boxes of 12 bottles and magnum

Comment of the winemaker
This is my most traditional white, created from grapes grown on the high hills of Tortona; the grapes are harvested at just the right time to give the wine its typical, fresh, dry palate. It features a unique quality expressed through perfumes and flavours: lively and intense, harmonious and well-balanced, it yields surprising freshness and continuity.