Wine Detail

Langhe Dolcetto

Wine name:Langhe Dolcetto

Appellation:LANGHE DOLCETTO DOC

Zone:Roddino (Cuneo)

Vineyard extension (hectares):1.5

Blend:100% Dolcetto

Vineyard age (year of planting):Dolcetto 1988

Soil Type:Calcareous

Exposure:South-east

Colour:Ruby red with purple reflections

Nose:Fine, fruity, slighty spicy, ripe plum, bitter almond

Flavour:Supple, fresh, good structure, wll balanced, slightly bitter aftertaste

Match with:Suitable for the whole meal, poultry, salame

Average no. bottles/year:8,000

Grape yield per hectare tons:8.5

Vinification and ageing

Maceration with the skins for 4-5 days in steel vats with temperature control. Maturation in steel vats for 7-8 months. Finishing in the bottle for 1 month

Wine Producer

GRASSO

Website:http://www.silviograsso.com

Address:Cascina Luciani- Fraz. Annunziata, 112 12064 La Morra CN

Owner:Federico Grasso

Year of establishment:1927

Total annual production:90000

Total vineyard extension (hectares):14

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):2ha Barbera 0.3ha Cabernet sauvignon 2ha Dolcetto 0.3ha Merlot 4ha Nebbiolo 0.3ha Syrah

Vine training system:
Guyot

Cultivation method in the vineyard:grass is left on the aisles between the rows of vines

Type of viticulture:integrated/sustainable

Harvest period:First of September for Dolcetto, from 1 to 15 October for Nebbiolo and Barbera

Agronomist:Federico Grasso

Oenologist:Federico Grasso

History

It is a pleasure to visit the Azienda Agricola Silvio Grasso: it is a wonderful example of a family run estate and of a perfect synergy between the members of the family. Alessio Federico, the present owner, passed his passion and dedication to his two sons, Paolo (a specialist in food technology) and Silvio (an agricultural technician), and has always been supported by his wife Marilena, who is also an excellent cook! Silvio prefers to work in the vineyards while Paolo follows the work in the cellar.
The estate was established in 1927, but the whole grape production started being vinified and bottled only in mid 1980s by Alessio Federico who took over the management from his father Silvio. Since 1980 the vineyard extension was increased from 4.5 hectares to the 14 hectares of today.  The agricultural practices are strictly environment friendly.
All the Nebbiolo vineyards stand within the commune of La Morra: Bricco Luciani and Bricco Manzoni, the historical crus of La Morra and of the estate, Annunziata Vigna Plicotti and Giachini.
The volcanic Federico, in order to enhance the character of the different plots that make up his property, releases six Baroli: in addition to Barolo Bricco Manzoni and Barolo Bricco Luciani,  he offers a traditionally made wine (forty days of maceration with the skins and aged in large Slavonian oak casks), two single vineyard versions from the Giachini and Plicotti crus and a Barolo made with a blend of different vineyards.
The estate also produces a seductive barrel-fermented Barbera from the Fontanile vineyard, as well as a traditional juicy Barbera, a pretty and youthful Dolcetto and two different versions of Nebbiolo. 

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