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Altare : Dolcetto | 2019 - Rae Vino

Altare

Dolcetto | 2019

Regular price $25.00

Product Specifications

Producer
Altare
Winemaker
Nicholas Altare
Importer
Indie Wineries
Country
Italy
Region
Piedmont
Sub-region
Cuneo
Appellation
Dogliani DOCG
Farming
Organic
Type
Red
Varietal
Dolcetto
Vintage
2019
Alcohol %
13
Sulfites added
Low
Container
Bottle
Volume
750 ml
Background

Nicholas Altare loves the land, the countryside, and his work. He has the good fortune to find himself with an estate handed down from generation to generation, and to have found a mentor in Barolo producer Ferdinando Principiano.

Until 2015 his family held agreements to sell the estate’s harvest to other producers. “It was heartbreaking to see my grapes sold to others and then, with the help of Ferdinando Principiano, I decided to try and vinify the first grapes in 2015.”

Nicolas Altare’s home and estate is in San Luigi, a village in Dogliani in the heart of the Dolcetto Dogliani DOCG production area. Winters bring cold, wet weather and thick blankets of fog. Summertime is warm and sultry with the potential threat of strong thunderstorms.

“My product is an organic or natural product, call it what you will. I’m not certified because I have never been interested in a stamp on a paper, but I’ve always been interested in obtaining a natural product.”

In the vineyards the only treatments are copper and sulphur-based, with composted manure from the estate’s own cattle. No pesticides or herbicides are used, and in the summer they use just strimmers to keep the grass in check.

Nicholas says the work in the cellar is the simplest and easiest. After hand harvesting, grape bunches are destemmed and fermentation is started with a native yeast pied de cuve. Fermentation and maceration lasts for about twenty days and is done in stainless steel or concrete tanks. Maturation is done in concrete or wood, or a mix of both. The wines bottled without fining or filtration.

“This is me and my story, my dream is to keep learning about the land, the vines and to keep growing.”  - Indie Wineries

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