Dolcetto d'Alba - Rivoli

Dolcetto d’Alba
RIVOLI

Rivoli is a region in the South of Alba that comprehends three hills dominated by three old house (Cascina) Rivoli, Ca Veja and Bonina. From this hill we produce our Dolcetto, white soils, where in the fresher parcel these vines are grown, like Nebbiolo he privileges poor white soils for his best expression. In this frank zone between Barolo and Barbaresco, luckily there is still space for this indigenous grape, that is little by little disappearing.

DENOMINAZIONE:
DOLCETTO D'ALBA
EXPOSURE AND ALTITUDE:
West, 280-320 masl
GRAPE:
100% Dolcetto
AREA DI PRODUZIONE:
Neive - Barbaresco
TRAINING:
Guyot, planted in 1980
VITICULTURE:
Organic with the sole use of sulphur and copper natural compound, manual or mechanic mowing to avoid herbicides, harvest is exclusively manual.
VINIFICATION:
Dolcetto is subject to pressing and destemming then he ferments and macerate one week in stainless steel. At the end of the winter he is brought to the wood barrels where he stays for 6 months. Barrels volume vary between 25 to 50 hectolitres, made of Slavonian wood with an age of 15 years.
SOIL:
Marly limestone belonging to the Marne di Santโ€™Agata fossili sabbiose