This Barolo Riserva 2008 is made of 100% Nebbiolo grapes, and has a garnet red color with slight orange reflections. On the nose, we find notes of violets, roses, and hay that evolves into the realm of spices and tobacco. On the palet, it’s a full-bodied wine, with good balance between tannins and acidity that ensures long life to the wine, but already available for enjoying now. Great ageing potential for 25-30 years. Serving suggestions: red meats, game, stews and mature cheeses.
Production area: Barolo Altitude: 330 m. asl. Soil Composition: blue marl Exposure: East – South/East Average yield: 60 ql./ha Cultivation method: Guyot Harvesting period: first ten days of October 2008
Winemaking process: de-stemming-crushing, maceration in temperature controlled tanks at a temperature of 25-26 °C for 18-20 days with daily pumping over of the must, followed by malolactic fermentation Aging: 40 months in 25 hl Slavonia oak barrels and then 12 months in bottles.
Number of bottles produced: only 6.000
The Dosio company is set in a renovated farmstead, which dates back in the 18th century. Located on the hills of the La Morra area, in the heart of Langhe, its vineyards are historic crus in the municipalities of La Morra and Barolo such as for example, Fossati, Serradenari, and Nassone. The traditional vines that have made the Langhe famous all over the world, such as Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Barbera, Freisa and Arneis, are cultivated along with Merlot and Cabernet Franc, all under the careful supervision of the oenologist Marco Dotta.
Only quality grapes can make great wines. Exposure, slope, the nature and structure of the soil are of fundamental importance, but need to go together with a careful tending of vineyards that respects the territory. The entire production shares the same care and attention at each step of the process in order to obtain high quality wines. The sparing use of technology without altering the natural processes, optimises the production process. Every intervention has been made respecting the traditions, in order to create a bridge between past and present and to fully respect such a wonderful territory.
Dosio is, in fact, a true passion for wine which has remained untouched by time.
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