Dolcetto del Alba, Poderi della Collinetta
Dolcetto ‘little sweet one’ is a major grape of Piedmonte – the everyday wine of the local people of the Langhe hills. The vineyards for Poderi della Collinetta are around the areas of Neviglie e Barolo.
The wine is soft but has a quite pronounced character , typical of the grapes it comes from. It is smooth and balanced and also has a touch of complex spiciness. It has strong pigments and high tannins so a short maceration – about 6 days – and vinification in stainless steel tanks gives a full, fruity wine with a dry lingering aftertaste.
A deep ruby red that gives full, fruity wine with a dry lingering aftertaste; smooth and balanced with a touch of complex spiciness.
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.