Luigi Voghera Dolcetto D'alba Basarin 2017
This is literally one of the greatest values in all of Italy at this very moment. Made of 100% Dolcetto sourced from two hectares of 30-year-old vines in the illustrious Basarin cru of Neive, the vines grow at 250-300 meters above sea level at a southeastern exposure. After pressing, the must macerates on the skins for 4 to 5 days in stainless steel, then is racked off and aged in steel for 7 to 8 months. Only about 400 cases are produced each year.
The Voghera family have been farmers in Neive in Barbaresco for many, many generations. They grew grapes for a modest production of family wine, but also cultivated grain and fruit trees. The estate as we know it today was born in 1974, when Luigi Voghera, the father of the current owner, dedicated his farm entirely to the production of grapes and started to vinify and bottle his own production. Luigi’s son Livio adheres to his father’s old-school and time-tested methods of production: longer maceration on the skins, and aging in large oak cask. All of Livio’s offerings are estate bottled, and across the board tremendous values. His Dolcetto is a faithful companion to any ragù, or with savory pasta dishes, roasted meats, cheeses and salumi, pizza and Italian sandwiches.
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Dolcetto d'Alba|