Roagna Dolcetto D’Alba DOC 2021
The vineyards of origin of Dolcetto D’Alba are part of Pajè and Carso.
Pajè is one of Barbaresco’s historic vineyards and is located in the center of the village’s vineyard area.
It is particularly rich in calcareous marls, with a high content of active limestone. It opens onto the valley of the Tanaro River, which mitigates cold winters and hot summers. It is a small tongue of land facing southwest.
The historic vineyard Carso derives from the Piedmontese dialect “Cors” and is close to the fortresses of Barbaresco. The exposure is to the east and the soil sandy limestone clay.
Dolcetto plants for this wine have a minimum age of more than 45 years. The vines are exclusively of mass origin, with wood obtained in pruning from the same vineyards.
Harvesting takes place in September, at perfect physiological maturity. Harvesting is by hand, in small boxes. Before being vinified, the grapes follow 2 manual selections to check the perfect integrity of the fruit.
Fermentation takes place exclusively in wooden vats, thanks to a pied de cuve of Indigenous yeasts. It lasts for about ten days.
Then the ancient maceration technique of submerged cap splinting is applied for at least 3 months (90 to 100 days).
The wine then matures in a neutral oak barrel for about a year.