Authentic Artisan Wines & Spirits
Del Pino Dolcetto d’Alba
This is a deep ruby red wine from Piedmont (Italy) with mild spices, cherries and plums on the nose. Easy to drink and enjoy with mild tannins and a touch of spice. Good to pair with a Bolognese pasta or some salty prosciutto. Available for deliveries within Metro Manila.
Grape Variety / Blend: dolcetto
Winery / Estate: Cantina del Pino
|Price Point:||2,001 and above|
|Style:||Spicy & Powerful|
|Estate:||Castello di Verduno|
|Appellation:||DOC Dolcetto d'Alba|
Castello di Verduno is an historic Piemontese estate that makes classic Barolo and Barbaresco from prime vineyard sites in both appellations. The winery is located in Verduno, the northernmost commune of Barolo. The winery has a total of 10 hectares – five in Verduno planted to Nebbiolo & Pelaverga and five in Barbaresco planted to Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera.
Although Franco Bianco and his wife Gabriella are the titular heads of the estate, they have a very talented young winemaker, Mario Andrion, who has run the cellar since 2000. Mario was trained in Italy, but has also worked harvests in Oregon. Franco and Gabriella’s daughter Marcella is increasingly involved in day to day operations.
The winery’s philosophy is to produce wines that speak of place in a classic way and are also sustainable and protect the land. As such, they practice organic farming and are meticulous both in the vineyard and in the cellar. Mario uses minimal SO2 and also vinifies with indigenous yeast. Their wines are firmly traditional in style though never rustic; in fact just the opposite, they retain a rare elegance and purity.
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