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2018 Roagna Dolcetto D’Alba

Piemonte, Italy

Over three months on skins gives this classic Dolcetto a little extra grip and structure. It's a tasty wine for now or for the cellar.

$45.00

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Heaps of personality. Not your average Dolcetto, that’s for sure.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

It seems that many producers from Barolo and Barbaresco are beginning to take Dolcetto and Barbera more seriously.

Here's a perfect example of that trend.

Roagna leave this wine on skins for up to 100 days before pressing, searching for more tannin and structure in their tilt at the variety, and it is working a treat.

Aged in old, neutral barrels, and matured for a year before release, this is a serious, more savoury style of Dolcetto than the classic fruity, slurpy versions of the variety.

Alfredo and Luca Roagna
Alfredo and Luca Roagna
Barbaersco, Italy
Additional Info

From The Producer

Pajè is one of the historic vineyards of the village of Barbaresco and is located in the center of the vineyard area of ​​the country.

It is particularly rich in limestone marl, 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 strip of land facing South West.

The historic Carso vineyard derives from the Piedmontese dialect "Cors" and is close to the fortresses of Barbaresco with exposure to the east and sandy limestone clay soil.

The dolcetto plants for this wine have a minimum age of over 45 years and the vines are exclusively of mass origin with woods obtained by pruning from the same vineyards.

The harvest takes place in September, with perfect physiological, manual maturation, in small boxes. Before being vinified, the grape follows 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 and lasts for about ten days.

Subsequently, the ancient technique of maceration of the submerged cap splinting is applied, which lasts for at least 3 months (90-100 days).
The wine then ages in a neutral oak barrel for about a year.

Blend : Dolcetto (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

92Points
The Wine Front

"Has a bit of lift, spice, sweet red cherry, maybe some liquorice and something like seaweed. Kind of juicy, leather and savoury stuff, plenty of fine sandpaper tannin offering grip, bright acidity, and crisp, slightly gamey finish of good length. Heaps of personality. Not your average Dolcetto, that’s for sure." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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