“A ripe and fruity nose, dominated somewhat by barrique. Integration on the palate is good however and the finish delivers a rounded, soft feeling of berry fruit, chocolate, coffee with moderate acidity.”
The Conterno family has been making wines in Monforte for more than two hundred years. Today they produce 80,000 bottles from around twenty-five hectares, many of which are now more than sixty years old.
Founded in 1837, Cantine Povero is one of the oldest wine companies in Piedmont. Based in Cisterna d’Asti, a fragmented holding of forty-five hectares allows for the production of wines from across the region.
Francesco Boschis is one of the rising stars of Piedmont, known for producing excellent wines from Dolcetto. Based in Dogliani, the vineyards are located at 550 metres and consistently produce impressive expressive wines.
The Chionetti family has been producing wines in the Dogliani area of Piedmont since the early 20th century. Today the company produces outstanding examples of Dolcetto and is one of the benchmark names for the variety.
GD Vajra is one of the names to follow in Piedmont at the moment. Dolcetto in particular is a variety the winery excels at, but the company is perhaps best known for their range of Barolo wines from cru sites such as Bricco delle Viole and Coste di Rose.