Dogliani 2022 Francesco Versio
Francesco Versio's Dogliani DOCG is a wine that captivates from the very first glance, presenting itself with a deep ruby color enriched with purple reflections. This sensory delight is the result of a passionate dedication to the winemaking craft, which has come to life in a small plot of land located between Dogliani and Belvedere Langhe. In this picturesque location, Francesco Versio primarily cultivates old Dolcetto vines, the star of this exceptional wine.
The Dolcetto grapes, with their distinctive skins that release ample tannins along with captivating color, form the foundation of this masterpiece. The winemaking process begins with a brief maceration in steel for just 5-8 days, maintained at lower temperatures to best preserve the grape's characteristics. After this phase, the must is separated, and alcoholic fermentation continues. The wine then matures for 6 months in steel, where Francesco Versio employs micro-oxygenation to prevent reduction, performing monthly rackings. This meticulous approach ensures that the Dolcetto arrives in the bottle with all its openness and purity.
On the nose, Francesco Versio's Dogliani DOCG offers aromas of ripe plums and juicy cherries, followed by floral notes and mineral hints that add depth and complexity. This fragrance envelops the senses in an aromatic symphony of pleasure.
When you savor this wine, you are greeted with a soft and silky sweetness that elegantly caresses the palate. Its surprising concentration, coupled with remarkable balance, creates an extraordinary tasting experience. Francesco Versio's Dogliani DOCG is a bottled work of art that delivers an exceptional blend of ripe fruit and freshness.
DENOMINATION: Dogliani DOCG
REGION: Piedmont (Italy)
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Dolcetto
VINIFICATION: spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts, ageing for 6 months in stainless steel tanks.