This is our version of a “family wine”, a Barbera blend, with Nebbiolo, Vespolina and a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon from younger vineyards.
Pleasing and crisp, it cedes none of the refinement that we aim for in our wines.
VARIETIES: Nebbiolo 50%, Barbera 20%, Croatina 15%, Vespolina 10%, Cabernet Sauvignon 5%
10 days Malolactic fermentation in oak cooperage in the spring following harvest.
Destemming-crushing Classic fermentation in stainless steel tanks with pumping over and rack and return
12 months in 50 hl Slavonian oak casks
over ten years
southwest / southeast
beginning of October
270-350 metres above sea level
In this zone, viticulture boasts an ancient and well-established tradition–already in Roman times, Pliny the Elder praised these vines for their quality and widespread distribution.
This area has been devoted to vines for centuries; by the medieval period, an increase in the area under vines was recorded, resulting in a greater supply of wine.
An important change came about in the 18th century. Because of great innovation in agriculture, vineyards were transferred onto hillsides.
Inside the palazzo next to the current vineyard, paintings depicting Bacchus confirm a longstanding tradition of wine culture in the area.
Over the centuries a succession of families have cultivated and maintained the land where the estate is now.
Historical mentions of the Avogadro family suggest it was the first to concentrate on winegrowing here. In 1808, the Avogadro were followed by the Rosazza family (which a century later changed name to De Lachenal), who acquired the palazzo and adjacent land, maintaining the winemaking tradition. Finally, the Sella family took over the estate and continued to grow and care for the vines with the family enterprise “Tenute Sella”.