❝ Dolcetto is the beginning of the history of viticulture in the Langhe,
the root from which everything else has sprung, just like our grandfather Aldo
who is the root of our lives, our family and the estate
East and west-facing vineyardssituated in San Rocco Seno d’Elvio (Alba).
Elevation: 300 metres above sea level.
VINES AND SOIL
4 hectares: vines of approximately 25 years of age on Lequio formations (grey marl alternating with sand layers).
Hand-picked around mid-September.
The freshly-harvested grapes are crushed and de-stemmed immediately. Fermentation is spontaneous in stainless steel tanks at 24°-25° C. The wine is racked after about a week. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation takes place in steel tanks. The wine is cold-stabilised. The wine is bottled in April and then bottle-aged for about 9 months.
Available formats: 0.75 l and 1.5 l
Alcohol content 12.5%-13.5% by volume (depending on the vintage)
Ruby red with violet highlights; fragrant and ambrosial, with recognisable plum and cherry notes.
Its characteristic flavour is dry and delicately tart.
There’s nothing better than a glass of wine still
redolent of fermented must. Delicious immediately,
but with an interesting evolution after two or three years’ wait.
Store in a dark, dry place at constant temperature below 20° C. Serve at between 14°-16° C in a rounded glass to appreciate its transparent colour, to allow for oxygenation and the release of arom.
A pairing with bread and raw salame approaches perfection. Two Piedmontese antipasti are the ideal companions par excellence: vitello tonnato and anchovies in salsa verde. Total classics for total satisfaction.
With snails–oven baked or stewed in sauce.
A colourful pad thai will surprise you as an ideal pairing.
Our recommendation: Dolcetto spooned over steaming ravioli…pick up your spoon and dig in.