Donato Lanati, one of Italy's best young consultants, began working with Enrico Tomalino of La Giustiniana at the beginning of 1998. His indelible stamp of quality has become increasingly evident in recent years. The changes wrought in the winery by Lanati are now being matched with the improvements being made in the vineyard, where better grapes are giving purer, richer and better balanced wines. The estate covers 30 hectares in the heart of the commune of Rovereto in Gavi. Two single-vineyard wines are produced, both of which are unoaked so the character of each vineyard shines through.
The grapes are gently pressed, then cool fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Unoaked, the wine is bottled in the spring following the harvest.
Light straw yellow in colour with a fresh perfume of green apples which give way to a ripe but elegant palate, with nice depth of almonds and greengages, lifted by a delicate floral character which lasts through to the finish.