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Cascina Pe Mol

Cascina Pe Mol

Varietals Planted: Barbera, Dolcetto

Bottling: Sandrone Barbera d’Alba; Sandrone Dolcetto d’Alba

Vineyard description:

The crumbling farmhouse (cascina) of Pe Mol sits at the top of the ridge leading from Monforte d’Alba to the hamlet of Perno and is among the highest vineyards in the
. Because it sits at the top of the ridge, it is unsuitable for Nebbiolo, a fickle plant which abhors windy conditions. At the top of the ridge, Barbera thrives, and slightly down the slope are excellent plantings of Dolcetto. From this lofty perch one can see the Monte Bianco, the Monte Rosa and the Cervino on a clear day (Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn, respectively).

Township: Monforte d’Alba

Soil: Clay, with sand, a lighter ridgetop soil that allows for good water penetration.

Exposure: East-Southeast

Density: Plants per hectare: 5000

Average Age of vines: 9 years (2010)

Training: Guyot basso

Altitude: 420m

Yields: 50 hl/ha

Area: 1.8 ha

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