Roccheviberti Dolcetto di Alba DOC Vigna Melera 2015

Intense ruby and showing all the typical characteristics of Dolcetto d’Alba with moderate acidity and very good structure.
SKU: 2632
$24.50

Details

Details

Bricco Boschis

Bricco Boschis is a vineyard of significantly larger surface area, with Western exposition and an altitude ranging between 200-300 meters above sea level.

Compared to Rocche di Castiglione (the other single vineyard Roccheviberti produces...), the soil here is much richer in clay, resulting in Barolos with more intense color, bigger structure and pronounced tannins, all of which contributes to the wine's longevity. Roccheviberti has several different parcels within the Bricco Boschis vineyard: in the highest part are plantings of Nebbiolo for Barolo and a small single block (“Vigna Malera”) of the Dolcetto varietal, utilized for the Dolcetto d'Alba DOC label. The result is a Dolcetto of deeper color and structure compared to the average that can gain great complexity with some short cellaring

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard sustainable
Winemaker Claudio Viberti
Producer Roccheviberti
Alcohol 13.00
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 1.10
Acidity (g/l) 5.80
Closure No
Cellar Potential Ready now this wine will develop nicely for a good 5-8 years and beyond.
Grape Variety 100% - Dolcetto
Body medium
Sweetness dry
region Piedmont

Region

Piedmont


Piemonte, in English commonly called Piedmont, capital city Turin, is surrounded on three sides by the Alps, hence the name, "at the foot of the mountains..."


This region is home to the most distinguished wines in Italy, grown from the grape variety Nebbiolo. These wines are typically named for the municipalities where they grow, although the demarcated zones include wines grown in neighboring communes as well: Barolo, Barbaresco, Gattinara, Carema, Ghemme, Langhe, etc. are the names one learns to look for.


Other red varieties of interest are the Barbera and the Dolcetto. The latter of these, as its name suggests, has a winning sweetness to it, while the Barbera does in fact feature a rather barbed element of pointed acidity, though it's not particularly tannic. And then there's Asti--in addition to powerful red wines, this town is home to the generously flavored low-alcohol Moscato d'Asti, and the frequently mass-produced sparkling wine formerly known as Asti Spumante.


White wine grapes include Arneis, Cortese and Malvasia. Piemonte is home to 42 DOCs and 15 DOCGs.

Subregion

Langhe


The 'Langhe' is a South wine producing district of the Italian region of Piemonte, located in the North West of the country bordering France and Switzerland. Although not the most historical, today it is considered the most famous and significant wine area of the region, thanks in large part to the reputation built by wines such as Barolo DOCG and Barbaresco DOCG, considered the "king" and "queen" of Northern Italian wine.

The district produces a huge array of wines that span from everyday approachable Dolcetto, to the medium body and versatile Barbera and ending with the noble, complex and long aging Nebbiolo based wines that will carry the name of the village where they originated (Barolo, Barbaresco, Roero...).

Besides these 3 we also find a production of white wines with the Arneis grape, some Chardonnay and international varietals such as Merlot. The focus is on mono-varietal indigenous expressions of wine, divided between more "modern" producers with 'fruitier' and softer wines and the "traditional" set of wineries with wines more towards 'earthier' characteristics. The terroir (environment...) here is very complex.

Indeed the district contains more than 300 registered single vineyards that are bottled in exclusivity to showcase the minute variations of the landscape, micro climates, soil types and expositions.