Casa e. di Mirafiore Dolcetto d’Alba DOC Organic 2021

Type: Red
Country: Italy
Region: Piemonte
Grape Variety: 100% Dolcetto
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Viticulture: Certified Organic | Vegan Friendly

Climate: The sun that warms the hilly soils during the year, alternating with precipitations that quench the fibres, creates a context of great variability that makes every grape harvest so very different from the others
Terroir: These high and mid-hillside (300-350 m asl) vineyards face south east and south west on soils rich in clay and calcar ous marl
Ageing: The fermentation is traditional, lasting 8-10 days in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature (25°C) and the malolactic fermentation
takes place in concrete tanks before the end of November. Mirafiore Dolcetto d’Alba ages in big and medium size oak barrels (20-140 hl) for two months before bottling, then is released after further 6 months of bottle ageing

Color: Deep ruby-red with violet highlights
Nose: The fine, fruity bouquet has very persistent, clear-cut overtones of violet, blueberry, black cherries and rosemary
Palate: The palate is agreeably dry, and its pleasant almondy aftertaste brings out its fullness with soft tannins

About the Winery:
The winery was founded in the 1870s by King Vittorio Emanuel II of Savoy and named for his son (with Countess Bela Rosin), Emanuele, Count of Mirafiore within the Fontanafredda village in Serralunga d’Alba. The name was lost from the estate in the 1940s and passed through several owners until Oscar Farinetti bought the Mirafiore name once again. The wines of Casa E. di Mirafiore are made exclusively from the traditional varieties of the Langhe. Respected winemaker Danilo Drocco follows traditional Piemontese vinification practices including long maceration and aging in large oak casks.