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Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba DOC Superiore "Garabei" 2021

Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba DOC Superiore "Garabei" 2021.
Abrigo Giovanni
Vintage: 2021
Location: Piedmont, Diano d'Alba (CN)
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£ 22.00 £ 16.80 -24%
Format 0.75 l. (£ 22.40/lt.)
cod. S6452
The ultimate expression of Dolcetto

What: From the company's oldest vineyard
Why: Due to its great complexity
Perfect with: Mature hams, hard cheeses, stuffed pasta, grilled vegetables and light main courses

Marketed by: Svinando Wine Club via G. Cane 47bis-50 12055 Diano d'Alba (CN) - Italy.
Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba DOC Superiore "Garabei" 2021
Abrigo Giovanni
Vintage: 2021
Location: Piedmont, Diano d'Alba (CN)
£ 22.00 £ 16.80 -24%
Format 0.75 l. (£ 22.40/lt.)
cod. S6452
The ultimate expression of Dolcetto

What: From the company's oldest vineyard
Why: Due to its great complexity
Perfect with: Mature hams, hard cheeses, stuffed pasta, grilled vegetables and light main courses

Marketed by: Svinando Wine Club via G. Cane 47bis-50 12055 Diano d'Alba (CN) - Italy.
Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba DOC Superiore "Garabei" 2021 - Abrigo Giovanni

It is called Garabei and is a Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba DOCG, Superiore. Abrigo Giovanni proposes it, indicating it as 'the highest expression of Dolcetto' among those produced by the family. Complex and elegant, Garabei (its creators assure) has great ageing potential. A curiosity about the name. Garabei is the name of the estate's oldest plot, whose planting dates back to before 1968. Over 50-year-old vines with different rootstocks and clones give Garabei great complexity. The vineyard is located on a very steep hill. Here the soil is poor and dry with great variability in terms of materials. Harvested by hand, as is customary for the beautiful Piedmontese winery, followed by traditional vinification in temperature-controlled steel tanks. For the subsequent ageing phase, the wine remains in cement vats until the summer following the harvest, undergoing only a few racking for natural decantation and stabilisation. Then, after bottling, the wine matures for a further 6 months in the bottle before release. Intense ruby red with violet reflections typical of Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba. The nose reveals a scent of cherries in spirit, wild black cherries and red fruits. In the mouth it is powerful and at the same time elegant, with dense and enveloping tannins. The good natural acidity preserves the flavour and supports a soft and persistent finish. Excellent as an antipasto, this Dolcetto goes well with mature hams, hard cheeses, stuffed pasta, grilled vegetables and light main courses.

An authentic family-run business. This is the Giovanni Abrigo company, named after its founder, which has been cultivating land and enhancing the products of the Langhe since 1968. Back in the day, Giovanni and Maria ran the typical Langa farm, raising Piemontese beef cattle and small farmyard animals. Added to these were the cultivation of cereal fields, hazelnut groves, orchards and, of course, vineyards for the production of Dolcetto wine. Development arrived in the mid-1980s, when son Giorgio, having completed his agronomy studies, began to take over the cultivation of hazelnut groves and vineyards. The latter were planted on the company's best exposed and most suitable land. Then, with the arrival of the new millennium, it is their children who join the company. This gives new life and stimulus, and leads, in 2019, to the completion of the construction of the new ageing cellar, which unites and completes the premises built by the different generations.

Technical Data Sheet
CHARACTERISTICS
  • TypeStill dry red wine DOC
  • Location Piedmont
  • Grapes Dolcetto
  • Sensations Intense ruby red with violet hues typical of Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba. Cherries in spirit, wild black cherries and red fruits. Powerful and at the same time elegant, the Garabei has very dense and enveloping tannins. The good acidity preserves the taste and supports the very soft and persistent finish. With ageing it tends to lose its violet character and is enriched with notes of undergrowth and loam. It evolves perfectly in the 5 years following the harvest, in the best vintages it is in fine form even after 10 years of ageing.
  • Vinification Destemming of selected grapes in the vineyard. Vinification in temperature-controlled steel vats with maceration for 9-12 days, depending on the vintage. Repassing usually carried out until racking. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in cement vats and cold tartaric stabilisation in stainless steel vats during the winter months. Maturation in cement vats until the summer following the harvest, undergoing some racking for natural decanting and stabilisation. Bottled in August and aged a minimum of 6 months in bottle before release.
  • Alcoholic strength 15% vol
  • Allergens Contains sulphites
TASTING RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Tips Store in a cool place, away from light, bottle lying down. Refrigerate no longer than 24 hours before serving. Open 5 minutes before serving
  • Serving temperature 16 grades
  • GlassBordeaux
  • When to drink it in 5 years
  • Pairing Meat menu
VINEYARD
  • Terrain The soil is poor and dry, shallow, calcareous, characterised by layers of more or less compact sand alternating with grey sandstones.
  • Exposure and altitude South, south-west exposure.
  • Breeding method Typical espalier vines and Guyot pruning, average planting density of 4100 plants per hectare.
  • Planting density 4500 piante per ettaro
PRODUCTION NOTES
  • Italy

  • Abrigo Giovanni - Via Santa Croce 9 12055 Diano D'alba (CN)

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