After this phase, the aging period begins. Dolcetto d’Alba is aged in stainless steel for 6-8 months during which, thanks to repeated decanting, the wine becomes more soft on the palate and develops all the aromatic scents.
The red wines subject to aging (such as Barbera d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba Campo del Gatto, Nebbiolo and Barolo) after long maceration, continue their refining in barrels of different wood and size. Barbera d’Alba Campo del Gatto ages in 500-litre French oak barrels for at least 12 months, while the Barolo rests in 5000-litre casks of Slavonian oak for a period ranging from 18 months to 36 months for Riserva, depending on the vintage. This period of refining in oak barrels gives all the power and elegance to the great wines.
Carried out all the operations mentioned above, wines are bottled in an inert atmosphere, continuing with the refining in bottle for a variable period depending on the wine, at a controlled and stable temperature and humidity (14 ° C and 75% humidity), the best way to preserve the wine for a long time.