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San Fereolo

Proprietor Nicoletta Bocca established the San Fereolo estate in 1992, gradually adding more parcels and converting everything to biodynamics. It now covers 12 hectares and is home to vines dating from 1936, while the youngest vines were planted in 1978.

Langhe Bianco 'Coste di Riavolo'

An unusual blend of riesling and gewürztraminer fermented and aged in oak, after a touch of skin contact for both varieties. This richly textured and highly aromatic wine shows that with Nicoletta Bocca, you should always expect the unexpected.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Langhe Bianco DOC
VINTAGE: 2014
STYLE: white
GRAPES: riesling, gewürztraminer
FARMING: biodynamic
FERMENTATION: oak
MATURATION: oak
FILTRATION: unfiltered
ALCOHOL: 13.5%
CASE SIZE: 6

Dogliani Superiore

A youthful expression of dolcetto, made in stainless steel from Nicoletta’s youngest vines. Pure, dense blueberry, blackberry and violets with a confidently chewy backbone, this is classic dolcetto in every respect.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Dogliani Superiore DOCG
VINTAGE: 2016
STYLE: red
GRAPE: dolcetto
FARMING: biodynamic
FERMENTATION: stainless steel
MATURATION: stainless steel
FILTRATION: unfiltered
ALCOHOL: 14.5%
CASE SIZE: 6

Dogliani Superiore 'Vigna Dolci'

Vibrant and energetic, with lifted notes of bright raspberry, red cherry, plum and mineral and an undertone of savoury herbs.

The Vigne Dolci vineyard is a slightly sandy parcel on a precipitous slope at 600m altitude, and with a cooler microclimate than the rest of the San Fereolo estate, the harvest here is a good three weeks later. Nicoletta has chosen to highlight these differences in terroir by fermenting and ageing only in stainless steel.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Dogliani Superiore DOCG
VINTAGE: 2016
STYLE: red
GRAPE: dolcetto
FARMING: biodynamic
FERMENTATION: stainless steel
MATURATION: stainless steel
FILTRATION: unfiltered
ALCOHOL: 13.5%
CASE SIZE: 6

Dogliani 'San Fereolo'

Blackberry, raspberry, pomegranate and red plum, followed by notes of star anise, graphite and a light toasty aroma. Broad and complex but with a lingering fruity freshness. Tannins provide a frame for the elegant and silky texture, ending with a slightly mineral finish.

The flagship wine of the estate, ‘San Fereolo’ is made from the best parcels and the oldest vines. Fermented in barrel without temperature control to capture the full spectrum of aromas, the wine spends 3 years in barrel and 4 years in bottle before release.

quick facts

APPELLATION: Dogliani DOCG
VINTAGE: 2010
STYLE: red
GRAPE: dolcetto
FARMING: biodynamic
FERMENTATION: oak
MATURATION: oak
FILTRATION: unfiltered
ALCOHOL: 14.5%
CASE SIZE: 6

San Fereolo

Located directly south of the Barolo zone, Dogliani is the finest terroir for dolcetto in the Langhe. Here it occupies pride of place, whereas further north it is relegated to sites not suited to either nebbiolo or barbera. The area is entirely more rustic and untouched by tourism, with vineyards dotted amid to hazelnut groves and untamed forests.

Proprietor Nicoletta Bocca established the San Fereolo estate in 1992, gradually adding more parcels and converting everything to biodynamics. It now covers 12 hectares and is home to vines dating from 1936, while the youngest vines were planted in 1978. This “slow wine” approach can be seen throughout Nicoletta’s work. She is one of only a handful of producers who age their dolcetto before release, challenging the notion of dolcetto as a wine to drink young. Ever a champion of the underdog, her aim is to show that dolcetto is a serious wine, by highlighting all of its characteristics: not just its fruity profile, but its tannins too. The ultimate homage to the grape is the flagship ‘San Fereolo’, which spends 3 years in cask and up to 4 years in bottle before release.