ITALY > PIEDMONT
DOC Dolcetto di Dogliani, DOCG Dolcetto di Dogliani Superiore, DOC Langhe
Italy > Piedmont
Cascina Corte is an organic farm located in Dogliani, on the hill that lies not eve n a few miles away from Barolo, which Alessandro Barosi and his wife Amalia Battaglia purchased back in 2001. Alessandro used to work for Slow Wine, while Amalia is a doctor. They carried out major restructuring work both on the old 18th-century winemaker’s house, which they restored to its original condition using natural materials, and on the abandoned vineyards that had been leased by the previous owner to a sharecropper.
The estate spans over 15 hectares, but less than half of that is planted with vines. They started with 3.5 hectares of old Dolcetto vines, planted between 1946 and 1955 and planted additional 1.5 hectares of Nebbiolo and Barbera. The terroir is composed of compact tuff and limestone. The rows in between the vines alternate between open (ploughed) soil and grass cover, and the high trained vines are pruned to the Guyot Simple method.
All their wines are vinified in stainless steel vats and then, depending on the wine, aged for 18 months in demi-muids (600L casks) and foudres. There has also been a development with the amphora line. The wines are then bottled with a minimum addition of sulfur if necessary for the conservation of the wines intended for cellar aging.
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