San Fereolo 2014 'Coste del Riavolo' Langhe Bianco
Item Number: 11612
Sub Region: Piedmont
Appellation/AVA: Langhe DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 70% Riesling / 30% Gewurztraminer
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Winemaker Notes: Nicoletta Bocca has been the driving force at San Fereolo since she acquired the property in 1992, during which time she has mastered the terroir of her Valdibà subzone and completed the conversion to certified biodynamic (Demeter). The Dogliani DOCG is home to some of the greatest Dolcetto vineyards in the Piemonte, and this appellation accounts for the majority of the estate’s 12 hectares under vine. The oldest Dolcetto vines were planted in 1936, while the youngest date back to 1978.
Winemaking Notes: The lone white of the estate is from a steeply-sloped, north-facing parcel just below the winery, an an elevation of 500 meters. It is 70% Riesling and 30% Gewurztraminer, which is co-fermented in a large wood vat after a 5-day maceration. After 24 to 30 months in a mix of large barrels, it spends a year in bottle.
Tasting Notes: This wine is rich in material and texture, with a freshness and acidity that speaks to both the dominant Riesling character and the mineral soil.