GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Favorita
VINEYARD: Grown in a few rows in the vineyards of Cascina Crava in Diano d’Alba. South, south-westerly exposure. Altitude 340 m above sea level. Typical espalier vineyards, Guyot pruning and an average plant density of 4000 vines per hectare.
HARVEST AND WITHERING: Partial thinning during the Favorita grape harvest, with the aim of selecting only the bunches best suited to withering and then leaving them on the vine. This is followed by further selection and consistent leaf removal from the bunches. The grapes are then left to ripen naturally on the vine. The grapes are harvested into small perforated crates, where they are placed in a single layer. The crates are stacked and placed in a fruit storage room where the grapes spend two months withering naturally.
VINIFICATION: The whole withered grapes undergo slow alcoholic fermentation at a controlled temperature of 20°C. Pressing takes place on the whole or partially fermented bunches
AGEING: The wine decants naturally at low temperatures, acquiring clarity, and then remains in the tank until it is bottled.
DESCRIPTION: Golden yellow colour with golden or amber highlights. Bright and viscous, with visible body and thickness. Scents of dried black and white figs, date and mango merge with light hints of aromatic Mediterranean herbs and acacia blossom honey. Ample and harmonious, it envelopes the palate. Sweetness and acidity are balanced, offering a long and persistent finish. Dynamic and progressive, it gains complexity on the palate with every year that goes by. Perfect for exchanging confidences at the end of a meal, paired with food or enjoyed alone. With blue/mature cheeses, desserts, biscuits and pastries, and chocolate. Dose carefully.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 12-14° C
VINTAGES PRODUCED: 2007, 2013, 2016