Rapp Rocco Di Carpeneto 2021
Rapp is a Barbera del Monferrato Superiore DOCG, obtained only from Barbera grapes from the Gaggero and Vicario vineyards - years of planting between 1970 and 2002 - with yields per hectare between 50 and 60 q. Fermentation takes place in steel tanks, with the exclusive use of wild yeasts, and prolonged maceration (2-3 weeks). It then matures for at least 20 months, or more, in a mix of woods (15 hl barrels, tonneaux, barriques) predominantly not first pass. Rapp is the voice of the Carpenetese dialect of the second half of the nineteenth century, and means "bunch".
Rocco Di Carpeneto
"Rocco di Carpeneto" winery is a young reality, their first harvest was in 2012, located in Rocco di Carpeneto, admist the Alto Monferrato hills, on a small plateau gently shaped by small valleys at 270 mt above sea level and all the area has been since long time vocated to the viticolture.
Five ha of vineyards only dedicated on Piedmont-native grapes: Dolcetto, Barbera, cortese, nebbiolo and albarossa (the last two recently planted). The soils are mainly clayey-loamy using guyot growing system.
Rocco di Carpeneto wines are only made up with sun, a unique terroir and human passion. Vines are organically treated with limited quantities of copper and sulphur. Soil enrichment with many different species of leguminosae only. Grape harvest is strictly hand picking.
The different wines are all vinified in the same way. Only native yeasts are used in fermentation, with extended maceration, in steel tanks, terracotta amphoare, wooden casks and concrete tanks, soft pressing and no temperature control. Wine making philosophy is based on the respect of traditional practices, as well as of micro-terroir and microclimate conditions diversity.