Erche, 2012

By Rocco di Carpeneto

  • Region: Piedmont
  • Country: Italy
  • Colour: Red
  • Grape Varieties: Dolcetto
    • Unfined.
    • Unfiltered.

    Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

    • No temperature control.
    • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
    • Total Sulphites: 59 mg/L
    • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
    • Other Information:Erche is an Ovada docg Riserva exclusively obtained from dolcetto grapes hand-picked in Gaggero and Vicario vineyards -plantation year between 1970 and 2000- with 50-60 q. per ha yield. It is vinified in stainless steel tanks, using native yeasts only and extended (2-3 weeks) maceration. Aging is done for 24 months at least, with 20-22 months in a mix of French/Slavonian oak casks, tonneaux and barriques, mainly not new. In the local dialect of 19th century, Erche means "rainbow".

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      About Rocco di Carpeneto

      Piedmont, Italy

      We are a boutique, strictly natural winery located in Carpeneto (Al), amidst the Alto Monferrato hills. Wine production is focused on Piedmont-native grapes (dolcetto, barbera, cortese, nebbiolo, albarossa, freisa). We are member of VinNatur and FIVI.