A part of Nino Negri since 1897, this vineyard is situated at the convergence of alpine valleys with abundant glaciers and where cold breezes mean lower than average temperatures. The natural vegetation is Mediterranean with plants such as lavender and rosemary, a strange contrast to the low temperatures. The resulting wine is flavoursome and floral with a characteristically spicy aroma.
A distinctly snowy and rainy winter started off the 2018 vintage. A cold spring kept back active growth by 15 days compared to the seasonal norm. There then followed a regular summer season with average temperatures and low rainfall allowing ideal ripening for the Nebbiolo. The low rainfall and warmth continued into the beginning of October so avoiding the onset of any phytosanitary problems meaning that extremely healthy grapes were picked.
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