Le Tense is obtained from grapes coming exclusively from the Sassella subzone. During the Swiss domination (1512 - 1797), the best vineyards were "tense", that is "protected", by armed guardians: they thus became the most celebrated vineyards. This selection of vines produces a wine that expresses the character of the land: ancient stones and rocks that represent the terroir of Sassella. Nebbiolo tends to produce grapes with elegant aromas and delicate, harmonious flavours typical of mountain wines.
Bright ruby hue, accompanied by a complex nose with alluring raspberry notes and hints of roses and violet with sweet spices and notes of orange peel and candied fruit; full-bodied palate and ripe tannins in evidence. Full flavoured wine, with lingering notes of red berries and sweet spices in a long finish.
Roast red meats, lamb, kid, game, mature cheeses.
Vineyards in the Sassella subzone.