Dolcetto d’Alba DOC 2017 – Virna Borgognoby Valentino Minotti
ORGANOLEPTIC EXAMINATION: bright ruby red color with mauve highlights; fruity, delicate scent reminiscent of red fruits such as cherry, sour cherry and in the year after harvest, ripe fruit. Dry taste, elegant, harmonious with good persistence and roundness.
The Dolcetto Virna Borgogno is made of 100% Dolcetto grapes from vineyards with an altitude of 380-400 meters above the sea level with a soil made mostly of clay-limestone. The Dolcetto Virna Borgogno is manually harvested and the selection starts from the vineyard. The wine is soft pressed with destemming, maceration in the presence of the skins for about 5-6 days at a maximum temperature of 25-27 ° C. It matures in stainless steel tanks where the malolactic fermentation is last and is then decanted. Clarification with gelatin and bottling in April, May.
Virna Borgogno represents the last generation of the family and in 1991, the first woman in Italy, she graduated from the University of Turin in enological techniques. In 2001 the company was also renewed in the image with the inclusion of the VIRNA logo on the label and to identify the company of which Virna becomes the owner and responsible winemaker assisted by his sister Ivana. This change in image is to represent the female presence in the company and in particular, we want to make it clear that behind the wines produced there are people who put all their “knowledge” and their commitment into it.
The village of Barolo lies in the centre of the Langhe, the most prestigious wine-growing area in Piedmont. Borgogno’s family lives and works here in Barolo, on their “VIRNA” estate.
Today the “Virna” estate stretches out over an area of around 12 hectares, producing wines from grapes grown on its own vineyards located in historic crus in the Barolo wine-making area: Cannubi Boschis, Preda, Sarmassa, Cerviano Merli and San Giovanni. As well as Barolo itself, the company also produces Dolcetto d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba, Langhe Nebbiolo, and a blend known simply as Langhe.
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