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The word benchmark gets bandied around a lot these days, but this is a Nebbiolo, from an already hyped vintage, that justifies that term. It comes from declassified, mostly young vine fruit, from the great Castiglione Falletto Crus of Bricco Boschis, Codana and Pernanno.
Cropped at yields of around 38 hl/ha, the grapes were fully destemmed and fermentation occurred with indigenous yeasts. Malolactic fermentation was in cement tanks during the spring following harvest. The wine was aged for 18 months in Slavonian oak botti and bottled unfiltered.
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