Dolcetto d'Alba Cescu Negro 2016

Dolcetto d'Alba Cescu Negro 2016

This red wine, produced in the heart of Roere by one of the historical companies in the area, has a fruity aroma with a characteristic hint of cherries and prunes
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TypeRed Wines
Wine zoneRoero
Appellation or VineDolcetto d'Alba D.O.C.
CompositionDolcetto 100%
Alcoholic Content13.5
Bottle typeAlbeisa
Content (cl)75
Glass typeBeaujolais Nouveau
As is traditional in cultivation on the hills of Langhe, Dolcetto is essential element of this wine, together with compact and well-structured soil. The Dolcetto grape is harvested as soon as it is ripe and the wine-making process begins in the second or third week of September. The grapes are gently crushed before alcoholic fermentation takes place with maceration at six to seven days and careful control of the temperature. When the wine is finally drawn, the process of maturation begins. The following year during the harvest the Dolcetto d'Alba is bottled and is put on the market. The wine is a decisive ruby colour, livened up by frequent purple reflections. The aroma is fruity with a characteristic hint of cherries and prunes. It tastes dry and elegant with a pleasantly bitterish aftertaste.

The producer

There are accurate historical references to this rural company located in Sant'Anna di Monteu Roero. The old register preserved in the historical archives of the municipality of Monteu Roero testifies that in 1670 the son of one deceased 'Audino', Giovanni Domenico Negro, owned a house with an oven, yard, winery and vines in the same area where the "Perdaudin" vineyard and smallholding is situated today. For centuries generations of the same family have developed their wine-making skills here. The Negro family have continued to cultivate their vines with the same enthusiasm and professionalism, harvesting precious bunches of grapes and producing agreeable wines year after year. Roero - the area where the Negro company is situated - is an area rich in factors essential for the production of quality wines. The climate is temperate-cold, with a good temperature range and relatively low humidity compared to nearby areas. The land, formed out of the remains of an ancient sea, is made up of sand (between 20% and 40%), a good percentage of limestone and a little clay, lending the soil a light and permeable structure. The wines that originate here have a pronounced aroma and complex structure - not heavy, but with a precise and unmistakable character. The wineries themselves are situated close to the Riveri holdings in the hamlet of Sant'Anna, and have been carefully equipped with modern technology that works alongside older tried and tested traditions. The result of this marriage between tradition and technology is a very agreeable wine, impeccable from the point of view of quality, rich in distinctive character, with a strong fragrance and complex structure, capable of winning approval both in Italy and on a world-wide scale.

Best with

The exuberant young character of this wine is well suited to simple dishes, not too over-worked or elaborate, from the beginning to the end of the meal. It is excellent with salami and cheeses.

How to serve it

Serve the wine at 16 degrees centigrade in clear, transparent crystal goblets.

How to keep

This isn't a wine that improves with age and should be drunk within three to four years of purchase at the latest. The bottles should be laid horizontally in a cool, dark, humid wine-cellar.


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