Losna Dolcetto di Ovada Rocco di Carpeneto 2018
Losna is an Ovada DOCG exclusively obtained from dolcetto grapes handly picked in small crates, second half of september, in Gaggero and Vicario vineyards (age between 14 and 44 years). It is vinified in stainless steel tanks, using native yeasts only and extended maceration (2-3 weeks). Aging is done for 12 months at least in a mix of french and slavonian oak casks, tonneaux and barriques, mainly not new.
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.