The vineyard’s high-altitude position (at 600 meters above sea level, it is it is the higest of the estate, it reveals itself in a lifted, invigoratingly pure nose of bright red fruits and sun-kissed stones.
Whereas much Dolcetto is merely fruity and floral, an earth-tinged savory streak gives “Vigne Dolci” an extra aromatic dimension, and Nicoletta’s hands-off approach to the fermentation is evident in just the barest hint of volatility (a signature of her style) which lifts rather than dominates.
Rocca Ciglie’s soils are lighter and sandier and aptly different textural profile: energetic and racy
There are honest and snappy Dolcetto tannins, to be sure, but the overall impression is one of lift and purity. The vinify and age “Vigne Dolci” in stainless steel (albeit without temperature stabilization), thereby allowing the site’s exuberant personality to flourish.