Steira, 2016

By Rocco di Carpeneto

  • Appellation: Ovada docg Vigna Rocco
  • Region: Piedmont
  • Country: Italy
  • Colour: Red
  • Grape Varieties: Dolcetto
  • Soil type: Clay, Limestone
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.
  • Low sulphite.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • Total Sulphites: 8 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:Steira is an Ovada docg from dolcetto grapes hand-picked in Rocco vineyard -plantation year 1970- with 40 q. per ha yield. It is vinified in a large, old oak barrel, with spontaneous fermentation (native yeasts only) and extended (2-4 weeks) maceration. Aging is done for 22 months in very old barriques. In the local dialect of 19th century, Steira means "star".

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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.