Nebbiolo here, or chiavennasca as it's known in this alpine region of northern Italy, farmed by hand at a dramatic, steep vineyard located 370m above sea level, where the vines are at least half a century old. A long maceration (~100 days) takes place in wooden vats in the cellar, which is dug right into the mountain, before a six year maturation in bottle. The result is pure beauty, elegant and sophisticated, loaded with red berries, roses and pine on the nose. Light spice and flowers appear on the graceful palate, too, backed up by licorice, tea, and, of course, that signature alpine minerality. A beauty this one.