Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba Sorì del Ricchino Rizieri 2016

Ruby-red color with delicate violet reflections, intense vinous fragrance with enveloping notes of marasca cherries, blackberry jam and violet, fresh, fragrant and dry with a typical pleasant almond finish and soft tannins in the mouth, a Dolcetto of great dignity capable also of aging
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WineryRizieri
BioNo
TypeRed Wines
RegionPiedmont
Wine zoneLanghe
Appellation or VineDolcetto di Diano d'Alba D.O.C.G.
CompositionDolcetto 100%
Year2016
Alcoholic Content13
Bottle typeAlbeisa
Content (cl)75
Glass typeBeaujolais Nouveau
It is produced with grapes from a single vineyard, an ancient clone with the “red stem”, planted in 1966 and exposed South, South-West within the Sorì del Ricchino, Diano d’Alba (CN) at 350 m above sea level. The soil is clayey with sandy marles, very abundant silt and alkaline pH. The type of growth is Guyot. Most of the work in the vineyard is done by hand with the maximum respect for the environment using integrated type of farming. The harvest is done strictly by hand and the bunches are collected in small crates of 20 Kg in order to preserve their integrity, until they are crushed in the cellar. The yield per hectare is about 38 hl. In order to preserve the delicate aroma of marasca cherry, typical of Dolcetto grapes, and in full respect of tradition, there is no wood aging. Therefore, once completed the malolactic fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks with soft maceration of the grapes for 8-10 days, it matures in stainless steel for 6-8 months. After bottling without filtration, it ages at least 3 months before release. Ruby-red color with delicate violet reflections, almost impenetrable to the eye, is characterized by its intense vinous fragrance with enveloping notes of marasca cherries, blackberry jam and violet. Fresh, fragrant and dry with a typical pleasant almond finish and soft tannins in the mouth. A Dolcetto of great dignity that flows hot and substantial, capable also of aging.

The producer

The Rizieri winery was born from a choice of change of Arturo and Barbara Verrotti di Pianella, a common project of life, a deep respect for nature and what it produces. Rizieri is located among the beautiful hills of Diano d'Alba, in the heart of the Langhe, in an area always been considered among the most suited to viticulture, the Sörì del Ricchino. The estate extends over an area of 13 hectares, combined in a single body, 6,5 of which are vineyards and the rest deciduous and mixed woods. The cultivated varieties, implanted between 1966 and 2006 with a density of approximately 5,000 vines per hectare, are the finest native species: Dolcetto, Barbera, Nebbiolo and Arneis. Lying on a hillside calcareous and clayey soil, facing South and surrounded by woods, they enjoy a unique microclimate, which, with its cool and temperate influences, allow optimal maturation of the grapes. The vines are treated with the maximum respect for the environment and the work in the winery is followed with patience and perseverance in order to achieve unique wines, that reflect the intense character and the elegance of their terroir and, at the same time, evoke the passion and the continuous pursuit of quality that animate those who produce them. The heart of the winery is the 19th century farmhouse, today partly dedicated to hospitality, which years of restoration have returned to the old charm.

Best with

A versatile wine for whole meal. It is a fine match for starters and first courses. It is also excellent with medium-aged cheeses.

How to serve it

It should be served at about 16°C (61°F) in crystal, transparent, smooth and colorless glasses.

How to keep

In a cool, dark place at constant temperature and reclined bottle, it will keep well for 3-4 years.

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