35 to 55 years
Clay and Limestone
The La Smilla vineyards are in Bosio, Piedmont, near the Ligurian Apennines, and they embrace the DOCG area of Gaviand the DOC area of Dolcetto di Ovada. The inaccessible and steep hills that are home to the vineyards are worked in a traditional manner with the limited use of machinery. The cellar is located in the centre of the village of Bosio and has maintained the characteristics of the past: the underground section of the cellar with cement barrels continues to be a rare and distinctive environment, while the more modern section houses steel barrels as well as French oak barrels for aging wine.