The 2012 Tenuta L'Illuminata Sant'Anna Barolo (also known as "Tebavio") is produced from the best grapes grown in the estate vineyards situated in La Morra (Cuneo). The wine presents a brilliant, deep garnet color with slight orange reflections. Its bouquet is ample and complex, with notes of violet and pleasant hints of cinnamon, clove, vanilla, and cherry. The flavor is rich, harmonious, and slightly dry, and gives way to a long-lasting aftertaste where floral and licorice tones predominate.
Tebavio was the name given to the leader of the native population of Piedmont in the 2nd century BC.
Varietal Composition: 100% Nebbiolo
Appellation: Barolo DOCG
Aging: 12 months in French oak (50% new), then 12 more months in Slavonian oak, and then 12 more months in bottle prior to release