Grapes are sourced from Sarotto’s 20ha of vineyards in San Ponzio, Barolo purchased in 1991. Before the harvest the grapes of the oldest vineyards, which have ripened best, are selected to be picked with care for separate vinification. Cold maceration followed by fermentation for 20 days, then 2 months in stainless steel and 24 months in French oak barrique.
Barolo Poderi della Colinetta
Barolo is “the king of wines and the wine of kings”. A full-bodied, dry taste that’s rich, yet smooth and well-balanced and bulging with fruit and spiciness.
Poderi della Collinetta are wines made with the great passion of a famous winemaker, Roberto Sarotto. He has a strong belief in traditional values, but at the same time not afraid to take new ways and can be considered a “local pioneer” in the wine field.
A really great full – bodied wine, complex and seductive on the nose, rich and soft on the palate. It is full of character and vigour, yet delicate, elegant, harmonious, with hints of wood and almonds and clear-cut tannins. A wine for cellaring, but also great to drink when released.
About the Producer
The Sarotto family trace their history back to the end of the 18th century and from the 1800’s began making wine from their own vineyards. The business underwent expansion from 1870’s to 1930’s -during these years, the family specialised in the production of Dolcetto, exporting it in bulk in wooden barrels as far away as England in the early 1900’s.
The export market was lost with the war, and the vineyards were later decimated by the phylloxera pest. Roberto’s grandfather worked and replanted the vineyards from 1950 but the grapes were sold to dealers until the early 1980’s, when Roberto, graduated from the local winemaking school. Since 1991 all the grapes grown on the estates have been vinified in the winery, and the range of wines produced was extended in the same year with the purchasing of a 20ha in Barolo.