BLEND: 100% Nebbiolo
WINEMAKERS: Piero Busso (father) and Pierguido Busso (son)
REGION: ITALY • Piedmont • Neive
VINEYARDS: Selection of estate fruit from vineyard ‘Mondino,’ located in cru Balluri, in Neive. The plot faces southwest, at 960 feet in altitude. Soils are mixed, with limestone, clay and lots of sand, which is believed to give this cru its softer, more supple texture and early approachability.
AGE OF VINES: 45 years, on average
WINEMAKING: Hand-harvested. Destemmed; fermented on indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled, stainless steel tanks. Aged for 24 months in older, large oak cask (25HL “botti”), then six months in bottle. Unfined and unfiltered.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Air-dried sausage; aged sheep’s cheese; risotto with white truffles