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- Product number: 21219
A classic Langa wine, Dolcetto has an intense ruby red colour with beautiful luminous mauve reflections. Its fragrant and floral scents give strong hints of cherry and violet and, in the year after the harvest, of cooked fruit and sultanas.
The flavour is dry and harmonious with a fairly dense consistency.
It is recommended to drink it between the first and the fourth year after bottling at a temperature of 16-18°C.
The vinification takes place by soft pressing of the grapes, maceration with the skins for 5-6 days at a maximum temperature of 25-27 ° C and immersion of the marc to be reassembled.
The wine is stored in steel tanks where malolactic fermentation is completed.
The wine is bottled in April and May.
The village of Barolo is located in the heart of the Langhe, the most prestigious wine-making area in Italy’s Piedmont region.
The Borgogno family lives and works right here in Barolo, managing their own “Virna” state.
First woman in Italy whit a degree in enology.
A descendant of one of the most famous Langhe families, Virna Borgogno is the first woman in Italy to complete a degree in oenology and oenological techniques. In 1988, she joined her father Lodovico in managing the cellar.
The Borgogno vineyards date from 1720, while the modern estate was founded in 1950 by Enrico Borgogno. Nowadays, Virna and her sister Ivana have taken the reins of the estate wholly in hand, with Ivana looking after the administrative and marketing side of the business. In 2001, the estate was rebranded with the new “Virna” logo to reflect the major role played by women in the business.