San Fereolo 2011 'San Fereolo' Dogliani DOCG
Item Number: 13312
Sub Region: Langhe
Appellation/AVA: Dogliani DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Dolcetto
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Terroir Notes: Nicoletta Bocca has been the driving force at San Fereolo since she acquired the property in 1992, during which time she has mastered the terroir of her Valdibà subzone and completed the conversion to certified biodynamic (Demeter). The Dogliani DOCG is home to some of the greatest Dolcetto vineyards in Piedmont, and this appellation accounts for the majority of the estate’s 12 hectares under vine. The oldest Dolcetto vines were planted in 1936, while the youngest date back to 1978.
Winemaking Notes: This is the most important wine of the estate. The Dolcetto for this top wine is sourced from parcels found in prime positions as well as the oldest vines of the estate. The 7-year wait from harvest to release reflects the importance of the San Fereolo cuvee to Nicoletta, who carefully tends the wine through its 3 years in large barrel before a 3-4 year bottle hibernation in the cellar.
Tasting Notes: Rosenthal's tasting of previous vintages revealed a consistent vein of dense, warm fruit, which spoke of the Langhe source. Fresh mineral notes, mint, licorice, and savory elements permeate each expression while a lively freshness is alive in every wine.